Australia’s low level of spending on aged care compared to other nations is “embarrassing” and putting the care of seniors at risk, say aged care peak bodies.
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Two new research papers presented to the Royal Commission contain learnings from overseas about improving home care and supporting carers.
A rehabilitation-first approach, domestic-style living models and tailored respite services are among strategies that can improve Australia’s aged care system, Flinders University-led research finds.
The sector’s technology council has produced a report to improve aged care providers’ understanding of current technology and innovation relevant to the industry.
Disability services need to be proactive in helping the families of children with an intellectual disability plan for the day when their parents are no longer there, a researcher says.
Aged care workers are in the sector to build relationships and have job security or because there are no other options, the findings of a new study show.
A new online interactive tool maps the current and future prevalence of frailty around Australia for the first time.
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.