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.
All residential aged care facilities should have access to dedicated palliative care services, a forum hosted by Palliative Care NSW and attended by health professionals, carers and policymakers has heard.
Thirty per cent of people assessed as requiring residential aged care are waiting more than three months before they are admitted to a bed, the latest statistics from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show.
More than half of permanent aged care residents show signs of depression, according to new figures.
The former government’s decision to freeze ACFI rates has hit all Australian aged care providers including those in the top 25 per cent, new figures show.
Are voters really prepared to sell or mortgage the family home to pay for aged care? Despite what COTA Australia says, two other consumer groups have surveys that say, ‘No.’