Embedding pharmacists, tackling ageist practices, removing inequities and doing more to welcome pets in residential aged care are among recommendations in recent submissions to the royal commission.
The Macular Disease Foundation Australia is surveying people working in residential aged care about educational resources it launched last year to improve residents’ eye health.
Aged care and retirement living provider RFBI and sector peak Leading Age Services Australia have made the top five in their category at the 2019 AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies awards.
An aged care provider has launched a mentoring program for tertiary students to challenge their preconceptions about working in the sector.
The restraint debate is a window into the future challenges of the aged care sector, writes Patricia Sparrow.
The government has been slow in implementing recommended reforms and regulatory officials lack inquisitiveness, the royal commission has heard.
Work has commenced to progress the strategic actions of the aged care workforce strategy and disrupt the status quo, the workforce industry council has announced.
The royal commission has questioned aged care regulators how an approved provider with a history of poor compliance and several “red flags” could continue to operate.
A repurposed aged care facility is providing a model for safe community housing for older women.
Medication management remains the top reason behind complaints in residential aged care but human resource management is the most frequently unmet outcome during audits, new data from the sector’s regulator shows.
A compassionate approach provides physical and emotional benefits for aged care residents, staff and management alike, an expert tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
More than 16,000 elderly people died waiting for home care in 2017-18. We can and must do better, writes Dr Olivia Ball.
A new toolkit has been launched today to help culturally and linguistically diverse aged care recipients tell their stories in any language to the aged care royal commission.
In the forthcoming edition of Australian Ageing Agenda magazine we are putting the focus on assistive technology for aged care residents, staff education, continence and wound care.