Virtual reality is being used to test the driving skills of older people in rural NSW.
A New South Wales regional aged care provider is building a virtual reality driving simulator in one of its facilities so older drivers in the community can practice driving without being on the road.
New research has highlighted the benefits of using a mobile phone app to manage stress and build the resilience of informal carers.
A new framework puts a stronger focus on psychosocial needs when providing continence support.
A competing duty of care to protect residents and promote their autonomy is among the factors influencing continence management in Australian residential aged care, writes Dr Joan Ostaszkiewicz.
A new study provides fresh insights into the topical question of how to enhance the quality of life of aged care residents, highlighting the importance of autonomy and meaningful relationships.
Communication between residents and care staff is vital to the success of consumer directed care in residential aged care, write Michelle Bennett, Marita McCabe and Elizabeth Beattie.
Advocates and care providers are outraged over a newspaper article that labelled seniors experiencing severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia as “mad, bad and dangerous to know”, sparking a new focus on media representations of dementia.
RESOURCES: A training package for home care providers to get on top of CDC is available as part of a research project that focused on the application of CDC in indigenous, rural and remote and CALD communities.
Researchers at Deakin University are conducting a study to better understand what quality continence care means for people living in residential aged care facilities.
The concluding part of Australian Ageing Agenda’s clinical masterclass, presenting expert advice on the latest evidence and resources for frontline staff.
From infection control and palliative care to diabetes and medication management, Australian Ageing Agenda presents expert advice on the latest evidence and resources for frontline staff.
Along with 12 other young people, Kirrily Hayward is living in a Victorian aged care facility due to a lack of supported accommodation for young people with high care needs in her region. She tells Linda Belardi she hopes the NDIS will support her to be able to live independently again.
A new report, launched on International Women’s Day, challenges common assumptions about the life experiences of the current cohort of older women and the way care and support services are designed.