Physical restraints do not improve quality of life and they should be banned from use in residential aged care, a medical expert has told the aged care inquiry.
Research projects into facilitating residents to express sexuality and assessing the risk of developing dementia are among 17 new studies to share in more than $1 million of dementia research funding.
Sexual assault victims in residential aged care are mostly women with physical or cognitive impairments, a Victorian-based study has found.
An Australian researcher who steered a landmark study says global guidelines about the use of low-dose aspirin to prevent common conditions associated with ageing need to be revisited.
A lack of common understanding of elder abuse among residential aged care staff is hampering the implementation of effective interventions, according to Monash University research.
Pharmacist researcher Dr Janet Sluggett says she is motivated by seeing the impact her research has on aged care residents.
Ageing in rural communities can be improved by more specialist training for the aged care and health workforces, Professor Joseph Ibrahim tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
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.
Managing the “risk of choice” in a consumer-led aged care environment is complex, say providers following premature deaths report.
There are fresh calls for a coordinated national falls prevention strategy in light of new figures showing falls accounted for the vast majority of premature deaths in aged care.
Education is key to ensuring aged care facilities stay on top of the latest infection control cleaning processes, experts say.
There is minimal chance of harm for residents who leave their facility without informing staff, raising questions over the basis of safety fears for those who wander, says researcher.
Victorian not-for-profit aged care provider Benetas and Monash University have developed a new resource to support older people to identify and address the symptoms of frailty.
Almost one in 11 residents who died in their aged care facility were transferred to hospital and returned home in the week prior to their death, according to a new study