There is no case for fixed staffing ratios in Australian residential aged care, a leading industry consultant has told the royal commission.
The new quality standards require aged care services to include advance care and end-of-life planning according to individual consumers’ preferences.
A new study is investigating the key health impacts and aged care needs and experiences of senior Australians who grew up in out-of-home care.
A World Health Organisation-developed online training program to support carers of people with dementia is being trialed for use in Australia.
Aged care’s palliative care evidence and practice resource centre has developed two new resources to help aged care nurses and care workers provide quality end-of-life care.
The percentage of registered nurses in the aged care workforce is decreasing despite increasingly complex patient needs, the aged care royal commission has heard.
The paramount importance of quality of life to aged care consumers and their families was highlighted on the first day of the royal commission into aged care. But how do we measure this, writes Professor Julie Ratcliffe.
Researchers and educators from Flinders University are holding a two-day forum to address current issues in aged care and brainstorm solutions for improving the lives of older Australians.
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has released a four-stage implementation plan to meet its recommendations of minimum staffing and providing 4.3 hours of care per resident per day by 2025.
Also in this wrap: Uniting redevelops Emu Plains facility; Arcare officially opens doors; and Benetas unveils new Victorian facility.
Residents living in aged care facilities with clustered domestic models rated quality of care higher than people living in standard aged care homes, Flinders University research finds.
Front line home care workers are concerned about the incoming generation of savvy, self-aware and demanding baby boomer clients and what this will mean for them under consumer directed care, research shows.
Nurses and personal care workers in government owned aged care facilities report lower levels of missed care than their counterparts in the private sector, a study finds.
The belief that people with an inability to speak or write are also intellectually impaired is widespread in the care community and needs to be tackled head-on, says a researcher who has developed and tested a range of communication tools.