Around 2,000 people under the age of 65 enter residential aged care every year and around 6,000 young people live in aged care in any year, a new report shows.
The deadline for aged care stakeholders to register interest to attend the Hobart or Darwin forums on the impact of new approaches to allocating residential places has been extended until the end of the month.
Fostering relationships between staff and residents is key to delivering an inclusive model of care, an aged care CEO tells the royal commission.
A new online application has been launched to help aged care providers connect with and update the families and friends of care recipients.
The number of people accessing aged care services has increased by more than 12,000 people in a year, a new government report shows.
Applications are open for providers in remote and very remote areas to deliver residential aged care services to indigenous Australians.
Lack of funding and a “silo” mentality means dietitians are being under-utilised in residential aged care where they could play an important role in improving residents’ nutrition and dining experiences, a researcher says.
A wrap of Australian Ageing Agenda’s extensive coverage of the 2018-19 Federal Budget.
As Australian marks National Volunteer Week, aged care providers acknowledge the army of unpaid workers who provide more than 110,000 hours of service each year in residential care.
As Australia marks World Alzheimer’s Day today, Palliative Care Australia is calling for better access to appropriate palliative care for the 353,800 people living with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.
There is simply not enough research done in residential aged care to truly understand falls, their causes and to evaluate a range of interventions, writes Dr Frances Batchelor.
For-profit aged care services have a higher rate of regulatory failure, new research has found, which will likely spark fresh debate about the link between facility ownership and quality standards.
Profitability in the residential aged care sector took a hit in 2012-13, with the number of providers recording a net profit down 4 per cent on the previous year.
Researchers have raised questions over the Federal Government’s adoption of end of life care pathways in residential aged care in the absence of robust evidence proving their benefits to dying patients.