Reconceptualising residential aged care from an institution to a home has inadvertently led to today’s less clinically skilled and oriented workforce, an expert tells the aged care royal commission.
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Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution, Feros Care, Dr Tim Henwood and Carolyn Wallace are among winners of national aged care awards announced this week.
Scores of artworks created by aged care residents went on display at an inner-city exhibition and up for auction to help fund a renovation.
A new retirement village accreditation scheme has been launched this week for operators of retirement living communities that includes care service standards for the first time.
Recent submissions are calling for a shake-up of aged care for Stolen Generations, research into effective staff-to-resident ratios and a regulatory framework that better supports provider viability.
A computerised tool can help aged care staff record residents’ medication management preferences to inform clinical and deprescribing decisions, a University of Sydney study finds.
The government has announced a $3 million funding boost to support the national programs for training the aged care workforce and supporting facilities to better manage dementia-related behaviours.
Medication reviews are a useful strategy for identifying and proactively resolving aged care residents’ medication-related problems, according to new Australian research.
The aged care system needs a “radical redesign” based on the consumer experience and unrestricted by jurisdictions or sources of funds, providers tell the royal commission.
Cook, author and mentor Maggie Beer recommends residential aged care services form a food council with staff representatives from all areas of the facility to improve meals.
A provider-led collaborative has launched learning videos and an app to support aged care services and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender diverse and Intersex seniors.
Peninsula Villages CEO Shane Neaves tells Australian Ageing Agenda about the challenges and opportunities facing his organisation and leadership in the sector.
A research institute at Macquarie University has secured $1.8 million to develop a digital dashboard to help aged care providers monitor quality indicators and improve the health and wellbeing of residents.
Central Queensland University researchers have developed a short course and two workbooks to encourage students to complete a work placement in aged care settings.