Sexual assault victims in residential aged care are mostly women with physical or cognitive impairments, a Victorian-based study has found.
Ageing in rural communities can be improved by more specialist training for the aged care and health workforces, Professor Joseph Ibrahim tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
A research team from Monash University has made 104 recommendations for preventing deaths in residential aged care, many of which individual services can implement immediately.
A Queensland coroner has recommended that personal care workers and assistants in nursing be required to enter any variation in a resident’s condition in the progress notes, following the health-related death of an 86-year-old aged care resident.
Managing the “risk of choice” in a consumer-led aged care environment is complex, say providers following premature deaths report.
There are fresh calls for a coordinated national falls prevention strategy in light of new figures showing falls accounted for the vast majority of premature deaths in aged care.
Medication errors in aged care are common and their potential to cause harm is high, yet the reported serious effects of errors on residents such as permanent disability or death are rare, according to Monash University research.
Many people with dementia will require significant emotional and practical support during the process of giving up driving, and caregivers should be encouraged to begin a conversation as early as possible. Linda Belardi reports.