Introducing a new care approach in residential services requires a cultural change training program that is backed by new processes, a provider will tell a best-practice forum on wellness.
Australia is “data rich but information poor” about what’s really going on in residential aged care, according to an aged care researcher.
An Australian-first study will investigate how much evidence-based care is being delivered to aged care residents.
The use of information technology is beginning to play a large role in the effort to provide higher quality of care in residential care facilities in Australia, according to early findings of an international study.
The notion that aged care quality will be driven by consumers making choices and exercising control has not been demonstrated overseas, write Michael Fine and Beatriz Cardona.
Early experiences of CDC in Australia highlight the potential of the new system to exacerbate inequalities and the limits of the government’s consumer choice rhetoric in aged care, writes Dr Beatriz Cardona.
A visiting US aged care technology expert is seeking input from CIOs and other aged care leaders with experience adopting health information technology in residential facilities to inform an international study.
Constructing older people as ‘empowered consumers’ risks overlooking the disparity of resources, knowledge and support networks available to help them navigate an increasingly complex care market, writes Dr Beatriz Cardona.
Dr Henry Cutler analyses the potential implications of the Aged Care Roadmap proposals and identifies some key gaps such as the impact of the NDIS and the need for a robust quality performance framework.
Men make up only 10 per cent of the community care workforce, but some argue there is scope to double, if not triple, that number, as the notion of caring as ‘women’s work’ is challenged.
Most Australians will retire with savings thanks to Australia’s compulsory superannuation system, but for many this will not be enough to see them through the rest of their lives. Here, Shauna Ferris proposes an alternative.
The mental health of home care workers should be a priority as parliament considers the future of the aged care workforce, an organisational psychologist and academic has said.
Aged care providers and professionals will have a unique opportunity to influence dementia research and how it is translated into practice with the establishment of a new virtual online network.
Residential aged care was recently the target of a national campaign to reduce the incidence of musculoskeletal injuries in the sector. AAA reports on the initial findings, and examines why investing in staff wellbeing can also drive down injuries.