Residential aged care staff are still struggling to manage clients with dementia, despite increased research available on the subject, due to a simple lack of time and resources.
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A new evidence-based education package developed by La Trobe University aims to fill a training gap for personal care workers in the residential aged care sector.
Designing a “therapeutic home” can help preserve loss of self for people who are living with dementia in the community, a conference has heard.
Aged care nurses need to be able to conduct comprehensive health assessments with residents if they are to perform their roles effectively, says a clinical expert.
A consumer directed residential care model and a series of education programs on diversity are among 42 innovative projects to share in $34 million of funding.
Melbourne researcher leads an international project spanning Australia, Norway and Sweden investigating cost-effective ways to help residents live fulfilling lives.
The evidence supporting community-based palliative and end-of-life care is growing and health and aged care providers should work to support existing community networks, an international expert says.
A grassroots campaign of care professionals and services is pushing to embed community-based palliative care in Australia to provide more inclusive end-of-life care – and they say aged care providers have a key role to play.
The Australian Aged Care Quality Agency has engaged La Trobe University researchers to develop an interview tool for use with aged care residents as part of the accreditation process for facilities.
The social robot Matilda can be used to effectively engage aged care residents living with dementia, according to the results of an Australian trial.
Equipping nurses and other frontline aged care workers to better manage their emotions leads to improved wellbeing, reduced stress levels and better quality of care for residents, new research shows.
As the delivery of healthcare increasingly moves from institutional settings out into the community, new research is exploring the impact of in-home care services on the meaning and experience of home for older people living with dementia.
There is a significant gap between service provider’s responsibility to promote sexuality wellbeing and safety and their right to information on how to achieve this, but things are about to change, writes Dr Catherine Barrett.
The level of education that residential aged care staff receive regarding sexuality and sexual health in older people varies considerably, new research shows.