Residential aged and community care provider Catholic Healthcare has been recognised for its spiritual care program at Meaningful Ageing Australia’s national awards in Melbourne.
The head of a leading aged care provider has expressed frustration over the announcement of a Royal Commission into the aged care sector, saying it is a “shame” things have reached this point.
Aged care providers need to look into alternatives to medications to address the overuse of some medications among residents, a lead researcher tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
A three-year research project has developed a viable model for implementing consumer directed care in aged care facilities, writes Mark Sheldon-Stemm.
Not-for-profit company directors are failing to engage with cybersecurity at their own peril, a report warns.
To help aged care providers with the transition to the new quality standards, Julie McStay addresses key challenges they may face in this new column about quality conversations.
A Victorian animal shelter has changed its adoption policy to allow aged care facilities and its residents to adopt homeless cats.
As the dust settles after a week of turmoil in federal politics, aged care has emerged as one of the battlefields.
The aged care sector will need resources, passion and commitment for the new diversity framework to work well, the CEO of a culturally-specific aged care organisation tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
A quarter of Australians aged over 50 expect the government will fund most of their future aged care needs while 88 per cent are under the assumption that at least part of their care will be Commonwealth funded.
A new study is investigating the impact that volunteer-led befriending has on the mental health of aged care residents.
Nursing and care staff should undertake regular oral health and hygiene care training based on the Better Oral Health in Residential Care program, a University of Tasmania study has recommended.
Providers around the country have got behind the inaugural awareness day to celebrate all people working in aged care.
An intervention that aims to improve the mental health of people living in aged care through the involvement of residents, family members, staff and student counsellors is among seven mental health projects targeting older people to share in $5 million funding.