Psychotropic drugs are being inappropriately used to manage dementia, the aged care royal commission has been told.
Queensland-based residential aged care and retirement living providers have until the end of March to complete the first stage of a three-step process ensuring their buildings are not affected by combustible cladding.
The uptake of technology among providers, digital literacy of staff and resident mental health are among key areas the royal commission needs to address on technology, an industry forum has heard.
This month’s public hearing will run over eight days and focus on the current system including clinical issues and the concerns of representative bodies and service recipients, the aged care royal commission has announced.
The aged care sector’s new independent regulator has launched a tool for providers to understand and assess their performance against the new quality standards.
Giving an antipsychotic medication to an aged care resident should only be considered when all other interventions have failed, writes Natalie Soulsby.
Older women who are widowed, live in remote areas or have a low income are more likely to access aged care services than other older women, a University of Newcastle study has found.
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has released a four-stage implementation plan to meet its recommendations of minimum staffing and providing 4.3 hours of care per resident per day by 2025.
The Humans of Aged Care initiative will tell the inspiring stories about the sector that we all need to hear, writes Pat Sparrow.
Allied health professionals certified with limited registration from their professional body are eligible to provide complex pain management services in residential aged care, the Department of Health has ruled.