Aged Care Royal Commissioner Richard Tracey has died after a short battle with cancer.
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A national strategy and investment in safe, secure and affordable housing is needed to support an increasing number of older women in Australia, writes Debbie Georgopoulos.
A cloud-based clinical care system is allowing frontline staff to spend less time on paperwork and more time with aged care residents, a provider CEO has told an industry conference.
The aged care peaks have welcomed a joint call from Australia’s doctors and nurses for aged care funding and reforms now, but not pleas for staff ratios.
Listening to your gut, getting to know candidates and taking your time are important aspects of the aged care recruitment process, provider chiefs tell an industry conference.
Many aged care board directors have limited understanding about their actual key roles and responsibilities, a governance masterclass has heard.
The revenue of three-listed aged care providers has increased but so have costs including for the aged care royal commission, StewartBrown’s latest analysis shows.
In the next edition of Australian Ageing Agenda magazine we look at new and emerging design for residential aged care, the latest clinical software supporting staff and residents and effective hygiene and cleaning practices.
A new online interactive tool maps the current and future prevalence of frailty around Australia for the first time.
The Department of Health is calling on aged care providers to ensure their emergency procedures are up to scratch as the bushfire season gets off to an early start in some regions, and recent research shows many facilities are unprepared.
Four in five providers are struggling to deliver the care clients expect and many say they will have to reduce services, staff and investment if financial conditions worsen, aged care CEOs say.
A deal between stakeholders about service and funding expectations, aged care treated as a necessary part of ageing and a non-political approach to accessing consumer wealth are among strategies needed.
More than 10 per cent of aged care residents have gout, Macquarie University researchers have found.
An aged care provider in Sydney has teamed up with Australia’s leading falls experts to trial an Australian invention that can predict falls among older people with 75 per cent accuracy.