The Department of Health is seeking residential aged care providers to trial a new assessment framework for residential aged care funding.
A lack of residential aged care services in rural and remote Northern Territory is forcing older Australians to move hours away from their family and community, the aged care royal commission heard.
The ongoing Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has highlighted several shocking deficiencies in the care of older Australians including the lack of oral care, writes Dr Kathleen Matthews.
Professor Richard Fleming, executive director of Dementia Training Australia, has announced he is stepping down to explore other interests.
The Royal Commission has heard about the success of a model of care that focuses on enriching the lives of residents and fostering relationships with staff.
Improved leadership, teamwork and communication among residential aged care staff can have massive benefits on how facilities are run and how residents are cared for, as proved by a study on change through intervention in the sector.
Educated seniors with a degree are often prioritised in the wait for residential aged care, according to a study, but there is hope that tweaks to the process will make it fairer.
Residential aged care staff are still struggling to manage clients with dementia, despite increased research available on the subject, due to a simple lack of time and resources.
Smart beds could revolutionise care in Australian aged care homes, and may eventually form part of a web of monitoring devices that will provide constant updates on residents and send alerts the second they need help.
Aged care workers need a strong connection with residents to be able to deliver high-quality care, an aged care executive tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Aged care organisations need to ensure their approach to clinical governance puts aged care clients at the centre, a provider’s head of quality and safety tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
A Queensland study is investigating the impact university students living in aged care facilities has on the social isolation and quality of life of residents.
Residential aged care providers and the family of residents should also be accountable for any psychotropic medications prescribed, a leading dementia expert tells the royal commission.
A Labor government will ensure that every aged care facility has a registered nurse on site 24 hours a day, publishes its staff skill mix and has appropriate and properly-trained staff at all times, the leader of the Opposition has announced.