Despite increased awareness about dementia, one in four people feel uncomfortable around someone living with the condition because they don’t know what to say or are worried about saying the wrong thing.
An effective infection prevention monitoring system needs to be implemented nationally to reduce the number of infections in aged care facilities, new research finds.
With the ABC’s Four Corners program set to air a two part investigation about the treatment of the elderly in aged care facilities, crisis management expert Gail D’Arcy gives some advice about how to weather a media storm.
Providers are told to keep up with the emerging digital trends in order to meet the changing demands of aged care residents.
Individuals and organisations in the residential aged care sector were recognised for their outstanding achievements at an industry conference this week.
All aged care facilities need to implement a domestic violence program or policy to support their staff and to ensure they are aware of the help that is available, an industry conference in Sydney heard.
New Zealand is on track to increase its number of retirement village units by half in the next few years in an environment where customer is king, writes John Collyns.
Early results of the national study looking at the drivers of residential aged care costs support the view that costs are driven by care burden rather than medical diagnoses, the lead researcher tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
With the number of people living to 100 and beyond predicted to increase sixfold over the next 40 years it’s time to start thinking about the sort of services, communities and environments that will support the oldest of the old, a conference will hear.
As a community, we must do better to acknowledge communication disability and the impacts it has on the quality of life and take action to improve the situation, writes Gaenor Dixon.
Pharmacist researcher Dr Janet Sluggett says she is motivated by seeing the impact her research has on aged care residents.
There are mutually beneficial opportunities available to aged care employees and employers that can help to make a positive difference to the retirement incomes of staff, writes Neil Saxton.
State and territory advocacy organisations are set to benefit from $2 million of federal funds to help combat elder abuse.
Person-centred care, a focus on prevention and integrated care and support are among the areas the aged care system needs to improve to ensure it is sustainable into the future.