A Queensland University of Technology project has secured $1.9 million to roll out a tailored staff training program in 12 aged care facilities that aims to the reduce unnecessary hospitalisations of residents.
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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.
Nature, relationships between staff and residents and leisure activities and social events are the three things that make living in aged care enjoyable, Queensland University of Technology research finds.
Implementing positive culture strategies into aged care workplaces leads to improved employee engagement and greater customer satisfaction, a social sector expert tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
The lack of a clear national policy could stymie the future growth of the retirement living sector in Australia, a new analysis concludes.
Communication between residents and care staff is vital to the success of consumer directed care in residential aged care, write Michelle Bennett, Marita McCabe and Elizabeth Beattie.
Research on elder abuse prevention is urgently needed as there is a lack of high-quality evidence in the area, an Australian review of international studies has found.
It’s critical that residential aged care staff are equipped to care for the old and dying, but insufficient resources and workforce issues add to the challenge, writes Deborah Parker.
In this wrap: Former state director of aged care at DoHA Allan Quire joins provider Life Care; Professor Mike Hefferan appointed to IRT Foundation governing committee.
Dr Margaret MacAndrew, a nursing lecturer and former aged care nurse, spent hours following residents with dementia as they wandered, to see where they go and what they do. Her surprising findings will be used to develop a new intervention.
A positive attitude could be the most important element to a happy life in residential aged care.
The Dementia Collaborative Research Centre wants you to participate in what will be the first major national survey into research activities in residential aged care facilities. Expect to receive your invitation to participate soon!
QUT has just launched a new bulk-billed, nurse practitioner service for seniors living with a chronic disease.
A new study will investigate why futile medical treatment is, at times, provided to dying patients.