A new single independent quality and safety commission will oversee aged care regulation, compliance and complaints from January next year, the government announced.
A new website provides aged care workers with information, guidance and practical resources to support palliative care and advance planning for older people and their families.
A New South Wales regional aged care provider is building a virtual reality driving simulator in one of its facilities so older drivers in the community can practice driving without being on the road.
The proportion of aged care facilities reporting a loss has grown from 34 to 41 per cent in six months, according to StewartBrown’s latest benchmarking report, which found an increasing number of financially vulnerable facilities.
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Introducing a new care approach in residential services requires a cultural change training program that is backed by new processes, a provider will tell a best-practice forum on wellness.
An aged care facility in southern NSW is reaping the benefits of digital health after connecting all of its residents to the national e-health system.
A virtual reality developer that has been working with elderly people in their homes to facilitate stroke rehabilitation is planning to bring the technology to residential aged care facilities.
The use of antipsychotics in residential aged care has gone down but other medications with similar side effects are being used more often, new research shows.
Declining occupancy, rising staff costs and a fall in revenue are behind the lacklustre financial performance of the three-listed aged care companies, recent analysis shows.
A regional aged care provider is bringing together national influencers and local businesses to strengthen collaboration and improve service growth and employment opportunities.
Aged care leader Cynthia Payne has been recognised for delivering innovative aged care services and for mentoring future leaders.
A promising trial of a strength and balance exercise program in aged care has resulted in a 55 per cent reduction in the rate of falls among residents.
Aged care assessment teams have been cautioned not to compensate for home care wait times by approving older people for the highest level of care, Senate estimates has heard.