An Australian researcher who steered a landmark study says global guidelines about the use of low-dose aspirin to prevent common conditions associated with ageing need to be revisited.
Australia’s first research on ageing migrants from new and emerging communities, such as those from Sudan and Myanmar, highlights the need for better digital literacy training to access information on aged care services.
Aged care providers are being invited to have their say on a draft Charter of Aged Care Rights which both they and the person entering care will be expected to sign.
Aged care providers have been left disappointed after Prime Minister Scott Morrison failed to appoint a dedicated ageing and aged care minister to his new cabinet.
A home care provider that helps LGBTI clients get the services they need and an organisation that seeks to return indigenous people to their traditional lands have been recognised with awards from the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency.
The belief that people with an inability to speak or write are also intellectually impaired is widespread in the care community and needs to be tackled head-on, says a researcher who has developed and tested a range of communication tools.
Measuring factors like loneliness, connection to friends and family, sense of purpose and community engagement can easily be incorporated into home care assessments and can result in happier clients and better services, a study has found
At a time when demand for aged care exceeds supply, an estimated $200 to $350 million of taxpayer dollars is going unspent in home care. It’s time for the government to take action on unspent funds, write Sandra Hills and Dr Catherine Joyce.
Australia’s peak body for spiritual care in ageing has produced a resource to help service providers train staff on how to incorporate spirituality into their activities.
Aged care providers can now access a training website which will help them better respond to the LGBTI community.
The use of Nanny Cams raises serious legal issues for home care services, says a legal specialist who believes it’s time for providers to develop guidelines on the issue.
Community provider 3Bridges has been named as a finalist in the HESTA national aged care awards for a new model of dementia support it’s piloting in Sydney.
The Intermedia Group has announced the appointment of Judy Skatssoon as editor of Community Care Review following the departure of Linda Belardi this month.
The Intermedia Group has announced Community Care Review editor Linda Belardi is moving on after more than five years with the organisation.