A provider and university collaboration is examining how aged care residents’ health changes over time with the support of a new specially-designed frailty screening tool.
People who wait six months or more for a home care package are more likely to die or go into residential care two years after getting the package than those who don’t spend as long in the queue, a study has found.
Aged care residents in NSW and South Australia have been provided with IT lessons to use the Internet safely and music playlists to help reconnect with their memories as part of intergenerational programs underway.
The lack of a clear national policy could stymie the future growth of the retirement living sector in Australia, a new analysis concludes.
A new research project is investigating the impact of ageing in place policies for older renters.
Making telehealth so easy-to-use that it requires no training, is business as usual in institutions, and a diagnostic tool separate from health provision, are among approaches needed to ramp up the availability of telehealth, a recent health event has heard.
Residential aged care providers may be more effectively recognising and managing pain among people with dementia than they have been in the past, according to a forthcoming study.
Isolation has major mental health and physical impacts on older people, yet limited funding and a prioritising of the physical needs of community care clients act as significant barriers to addressing the social wellbeing of individuals.
With older people more likely to drink alcohol daily, and to drink alone, researchers are currently developing Australia’s first screening tool for substance use to be used among older people in community settings.
In this wrap: funding for frailty project; Mercy Health expands aged care services; calling on aged care’s best and brightest; walk to reduce falls after meals; aged care food professionals wanted for a survey; and a time to celebrate.
In this wrap: SA Government puts ageing on the agenda; young onset dementia needs greater support, says Bennett; alcohol, drug problems among seniors in focus; provider brings greater consumer choice to residential; and think tank to drive innovations in ageing.
The International Longevity Centre Global Alliance, a multinational consortium sharing research, policy and knowledge related to population ageing, has announced overnight that a bid for an Australian centre has been successful.
Medical students and other student health professionals in Adelaide just got access to a whole new aged care teaching and research centre – one of the government’s 16 TRACS funded projects.