A Labor government will ensure that every aged care facility has a registered nurse on site 24 hours a day, publishes its staff skill mix and has appropriate and properly-trained staff at all times, the leader of the Opposition has announced.
A free digitally-interactive poster has been launched to support aged care workers to work safely and provide quality care.
COTA Australia has raised concerns over the additional time providers have been given to implement the new single charter of rights and is urging organisations to set themselves an earlier deadline.
The aged care royal commission has heard people are missing out on support and management after being diagnosed with dementia because of a breakdown in the referral process.
Research projects into facilitating residents to express sexuality and assessing the risk of developing dementia are among 17 new studies to share in more than $1 million of dementia research funding.
The federal government has launched a series of action plans to help service providers and the government address barriers faced by older people from marginalised groups.
Community based services are not able to fully meet the needs of people with dementia and their carers, a West Australian study has found.
The number of people living with dementia around the world has more than doubled to almost 44 million since 1990, according to a global study.
The rollout of 10,000 new home care packages flagged in December will begin this week, the federal government says.
Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe has congratulated dementia and aged care advocate Ita Buttrose for being awarded an honorary UNSW Medicine doctorate.
Dementia Australia has become the first national dementia association to partner with Dementia Alliance International, the peak global dementia advocay organisation.
Dementia Australia has released a new iPad app to help family members connect and communicate with loved ones who are living with dementia through interactive games.
Dementia continues to be the leading cause of death among Australian women, and the second leading cause of death of all Australians behind heart disease, according to an Australian Bureau of Statistics report released earlier this week.
Despite increased awareness about dementia, one in four people feel uncomfortable around someone living with the condition because they don’t know what to say or are worried about saying the wrong thing.