The peak body representing Australian pharmacists is calling for funding to test an in-house pharmacist model to improve medication safety in residential aged care in its budget submission.
Inappropriate prescribing of psychotropic medications in residential aged care facilities can be reduced using proven intervention strategies, according to new University of Tasmania research.
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.
Residential aged care providers may be more effectively recognising and managing pain among people with dementia than they have been in the past, according to a forthcoming study.
Researchers say the overuse of psychotropic medication including antipsychotics and sedatives in residential aged care raises significant ethical questions and should be urgently addressed to reduce harmful risks to residents in care.
The Australian Psychological Society wants to pilot a postgraduate student placement program in residential aged care as part of it’s mission to improve access to psychological care services for elderly people.