Consumer reporting for home and community-based aged care services is set to come into force in June.
The Australian Aged Care Quality Agency has published a report into the drivers of consumer choice and perceptions of quality services in community care.
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.
Using tools to measure client and carer outcomes improves goal setting and encourages more meaningful conversations with service users, a pilot project evaluating the active service model in Victoria has found.
Sex remains important for many people living in aged care, but a challenge for staff and residents’ family members, writes Michael Bauer.
Rural service managers have reported significant difficulties recruiting and attracting new workers to community aged care, threatening the long-term sustainability of services, study finds.
Some of Australia’s leading health and ageing researchers have collaborated with beyondblue to draw attention to the significant mental health issues facing older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Australians.
Australia’s most comprehensive study into the sexual assault of older women has recommended the mandatory licensing of care workers and a review of aged care standards to include a focus on prevention.
To coincide with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Australian Association of Gerontology in partnership with Advocare and Australian Ageing Agenda, will host a webinar on June 12 to explore the gender differences associated with elder abuse.
Victorian researchers are investigaing the special needs of aged care clients who have experienced mass trauma.