Doctors provided more than 5 million Medicare services in residential aged care facilities last financial year but support is needed to do better, the annual report from Australia’s general practice peak body shows.
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Aged care staff have an important role in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, writes Natalie Soulsby.
Aged care medication management vendor Webstercare has recently hosted the aged care minister to discuss the challenges pharmacies face while supporting aged care residents.
Aged care residents are sedentary for prolonged periods of time and only participate in physical activity for short bouts, new research finds.
The cost of treating pressure wounds in residential aged care can be reduced by using more sophisticated products and better techniques that result in faster healing times, new research indicates.
Nursing and care staff should undertake regular oral health and hygiene care training based on the Better Oral Health in Residential Care program, a University of Tasmania study has recommended.
Australia’s peak doctors’ group is calling on the Commonwealth to fund a quality aged care workforce following the release of a member survey that raises concerns over doctors cutting back on facility visits, a lack of trained nurses and inadequate financial compensation.
A new mobile phone app is available to encourage people to prioritise their social relationships as a powerful way to improve their overall health.
Nurse-to-resident ratios and improved educational opportunities for staff should be considered to ensure access to timely and appropriate medical care in residential facilities, new research finds.
An aged care facility in southern NSW is reaping the benefits of digital health after connecting all of its residents to the national e-health system.
Care workers are critical to preventing wounds among aged care residents and they need to be empowered to act, says an aged care wounds specialist.
Care and health professionals need practice guidelines and education to improve the oral healthcare of aged care residents, according to new analysis.
Amid ongoing efforts to lower stubborn falls rates, new research shows fewer seniors are now being referred to prevention programs after a fall than a decade earlier.
The University of the Sunshine Coast is trialling a new mobile phone app to detect and reduce the risk of people over 60 becoming frail.