An innovative range of evidence-based bathroom solutions has been launched to meet the changing needs of ageing Australians.
The classification method used in the proposed residential aged care funding model is complex and poor-performing and alternative modelling should be explored, the consultation on the new model hears.
Taking an antidepressant or an opioid doubles the risk of a fall and hip fracture while some psychotropic drug combinations increase the risk five-fold, a new study has found.
All aged care providers will be assessed under the new standards from July and they have been advised not to expect the transition period to continue beyond this date.
A Labor government will ensure that every aged care facility has a registered nurse on site 24 hours a day, publishes its staff skill mix and has appropriate and properly-trained staff at all times, the leader of the Opposition has announced.
The Australian Labor Party has promised $100 million to expand access to culturally appropriate residential aged care for seniors from multicultural backgrounds if elected to government.
A lack of staff to provide basic care to residents is the most pressing concern of 90 percent of aged care workers, a national survey has found.
The government has announced $34 million in funding to establish a research institution to examine new ways to deliver care for seniors and training and education for aged care providers.
The Morrison Government has announced funding for a national trial of an Australian-developed pain recognition app for aged care residents with dementia.
Aged care in Australia appears to be heading toward the same risk-averse culture that exists in England, warns a visiting aged care executive.
A new book warning about the impact of ageism and negative stereotypes on the medical care of older people is a must read for all in the aged care sector, writes Ngaire Hobbins.
A new evidence-based education package developed by La Trobe University aims to fill a training gap for personal care workers in the residential aged care sector.
A West Australian study is investigating the impact of medicinal cannabis on the quality of life and behaviours of aged care residents living with dementia.
The quality commission has released a report detailing and analysing what consumers are saying about the quality of residential aged care services.