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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A new guide has been developed for carers of people with dementia to help them prepare and stay safe during a natural disaster.
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 neighbourhood social networking site that aims to reduce loneliness and social isolation among seniors has taken out the top prize at the inaugural Senior Living Innovation Challenge.
Palliative care needs, services and resources in residential aged care are the focus of a $15 million project involving a consortium of national agencies including provider representatives.
There needs to be a united approach to shift the current psyche from awareness to action and reform, writes Geoff Rowe.
A new guide has been launched to help improve the experience of air travel for people with dementia.
A new book has been published to help health professionals manage natural and man-made disasters.
Given very little is known about the quality of day respite centres, a new project will begin a conversation about the issues in respite service provision in Australia, says researcher.
A new national guide to respite services for carers of people with dementia utilises the powerful stories and opinions of other informal carers to support decision-making and use of respite.
In this wrap: provider to build LGBTI aged care facility; putting elder abuse on the agenda; Benevolent appoints Joanne Toohey as CEO; warning on crushing tablets; new work to develop culturally sensitive dementia care.
Rates of advance directives low among Australians; healthy seniors wanted for Alzheimer’s study; ageing well in CALD communities; call to reduce the disproportionate suffering of older persons in disasters.
A positive attitude could be the most important element to a happy life in residential aged care.
The concluding part of Australian Ageing Agenda’s clinical masterclass, presenting expert advice on the latest evidence and resources for frontline staff.