An individualised approach to care is key to understanding the needs of residents with dementia and delivering best-practice care, providers tell the aged care royal commission.
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The federal government has announced the locations and funding round for 12 new specialist dementia care units and the allocation of a further two units to HammondCare.
Brightwater Care has been selected to operate and test a prototype service for the government’s national program to support people with severe responsive behaviours associated with dementia.
Pharmacist researcher Dr Janet Sluggett says she is motivated by seeing the impact her research has on aged care residents.
Resource guides aged care organisations through implementing a student placement and staff education program in their facilities.
A new online program to embed interprofessional education (IPE) in aged care organisations nationally will be launched early next year, following the successful implementation of IPE programs by two aged care providers.
As life expectancy for people living with HIV continues to rise, more and more aged care facilities will be tasked with caring for older people with the disease. An educational program that aims to help staff is now being extended.
A team approach to care planning and case conferencing in residential aged care, and an exercise program designed to reduce manual handling risks for personal care workers are among the initiatives recognised in the latest Better Practice awards.