A purpose-designed positioning device has proven more effective at keeping residents in a good sleeping position than standard pillows, the results of a Melbourne University study show.
The system needs to focus on the individual and their nutritional needs because currently residents are malnourished and starving to death, the royal commission has heard.
Meals served in aged care facilities are falling short of daily protein requirements and putting residents at greater risk of malnutrition, an upcoming national conference on ageing research and practice will hear.
A University of Melbourne study is investigating the benefits and challenges of new technologies that aim to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of aged care recipients.
The cost of treating pressure wounds in residential aged care can be reduced by using more sophisticated products and better techniques that result in faster healing times, new research indicates.
A study highlights the importance of artificial intelligence to detect falls for safer practice and harm reduction among residents.
A study is investigating how employment conditions impact on the health of older aged care workers.
The effect of acquiring a disability in adulthood and an investigation into improving job and care quality in aged care are among the new research projects awarded funding this week from the Australian Research Council.
Aged care residents on average consume just one serve of dairy per day, falling well short of the recommended four serves, according to a study that has identified the need for education of food service staff.
Professionals working in aged care are being encouraged to sign up for a free online multidisciplinary course described as “TED Talks on fire” that aims to challenge what it means to age well now and in the future.
With the move towards consumer directed care, case managers see their future role being more about motivation and education and less about managing budgets, according to research from the University of Melbourne.
Having experienced profound discrimination and harassment in their youth, many older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people are fearful of disclosing their sexuality or gender identity to aged care providers and delay or avoid accessing services, the inaugural LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference has heard.
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.
Researchers from the University of Melbourne and Austin Health are investigating whether two extra serves of dairy food a day can reduce falls and fractures among aged care residents.