A new online interactive tool maps the current and future prevalence of frailty around Australia for the first time.
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Providers are taking almost half of clients’ home care expenditure to pay for administration and case management.
Australia’s first ever dedicated research centre has opened for the study of caring, carers and care solutions.
Interviews with aged care recipients are underway to inform a new tool for providers to assess and measure the quality of life of people in their care.
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.