Australian-first research into older trans people’s experiences of ageing and aged care has revealed trans people are often living in fear of aged care services, and has led to the development of a evidence-based guide to inclusive care.
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Our industry champions respecting each person and meeting individual needs, but ignorance of the needs and feelings of LGBTI people can cut across our best intentions, writes John Clarke.
Australian-first research has documented the experiences and needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people living with dementia, and provided new guidelines for aged care services.
Old age is not a protective factor against sexual assault and new conversations on sexual assault of older women, and on the good work being done to prevent it, are needed, says a leading researcher.
A new study aims to identify what is driving increasing rates of sexually transmitted infections among seniors, and to develop educational resources and sexual healthcare policy.
As Australia moves to a national system of quality indicators in aged care, new research into their use in Victoria finds the majority of senior clinicians see the benefits, but there are caveats to successful implementation.
FRONTLINE: Having suffered profound discrimination in their youth, many LGBTI seniors are fearful of mainstream care services. Here, home care organisations share their strategies for successfully adopting inclusive practices.
People don’t lose their sexuality as they get older and aged care policy and practice must recognise that denying the human need for intimacy diminishes residents’ quality of life, says the researcher behind a new assessment tool for facilities.
The International Longevity Centre Global Alliance, a multinational consortium sharing research, policy and knowledge related to population ageing, has announced overnight that a bid for an Australian centre has been successful.
With the highest number of Holocaust survivors per capita outside of Israel living in Australia and a significant refugee population, aged care providers need to be attuned to the distinct care needs of survivors of torture and trauma.
A new regional-based study has found seniors are willing to give their GP, specialists, hospital and emergency staff full access to their electronic health record but not other health professionals or carers.
The national review of HACC-funded meal services is indicating that volunteers are an essential component in ensuring the financial viability of services.
Today marks World Elder Abuse Awareness day, an international event held to raise public attention of various forms of elder abuse and ways to prevent it. In Victoria, pioneering research is investigating how to prevent sexual assault of older women.
A new national collaboration of researchers is seeking information about sexual assault and older women to better understand the nature and extent of the issue and develop prevention strategies.