Older Australians will be able to get medication and over-the counter products like hearing aid batteries delivered to their homes using Australia’s first pharmacy delivery app.
Healthcare professionals should be proactive about discussing the reduction of unnecessary medication with residents, with research showing almost 80 per cent would be willing to have one or more of their medicines deprescribed if a doctor said it was possible.
A Cochrane review of falls prevention interventions has just been released. The large-scale meta-analysis of research literature analyses and makes evidence-based conclusions about works and what doesn’t in the area of falls prevention.
A recent audit into the medication provision practices of almost 50 Victorian aged care facilities has brought to light five key concerns.
Taking aspirin every day as soon as you hit middle age is not a good idea, according to widely reported UK research. But nobody in Australia has been saying you should for decades, says one expert.
The Federal Government will spend $15.4 million on two palliative care projects