Pharmacy-generated alerts when a resident starts or changes medicine and a falls-risk status on medication charts are among new strategies identified to help prevent falls in aged care.
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Following Commissioner Lynelle Briggs’ comments that the royal commission’s final report is set to turn the entire sector upside-down, CEOs can’t afford to wait any longer, writes Sandra Hills.
The aged care sector needs to attract people from other industries to help meet the demand for workers, a provider will tell an upcoming industry conference on workforce.
Aged care stakeholders welcome the Federal Government’s response to the royal commission’s interim report but say there is still more work to do.
The future aged care workforce needs to have compassion, knowledge on complex issues and access to career-long learning, an expert tells an aged care forum.
People in residential aged care are much more likely to have antipsychotic medications than those receiving aged care and support services in the home, a new report shows.
The directors of aged care organisations have a range of duties to consider in times of insolvency or mergers and acquisitions, writes Alison Choy Flannigan.
Supporting aged care workers to express their emotions can improve staff health and wellbeing, according to Macquarie Universirty research.
The Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre has launched a new evidence-based guide to help healthcare professionals provide advice and support on dementia.
There should be more aged care services in regional, rural and remote Australia purely because there is a greater proportion of older people in these areas, the royal commission has heard this week.
Aged care sector veteran Wayne Belcher has stepped down as Braemar Presbyterian Aged Care’s chief executive officer due to health reasons.
Ramping up education among children and rolling out more intergenerational programs will help address negative attitudes about ageing and ageism, aged care stakeholders tell an industry conference.
Global standards can benefit ageing societies and the wellbeing of older citizens, an upcoming conference on ageing will hear.
A forthcoming digital platform aims to give consumers a voice and allow them and providers to compare residential aged care services across a range of quality-of-life measures.