The aged care royal commission’s interim report comprehensively addresses a range of system failures but it lacks reference to human rights, says a law expert.
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Smart beds could revolutionise care in Australian aged care homes, and may eventually form part of a web of monitoring devices that will provide constant updates on residents and send alerts the second they need help.
Residential aged care providers and the family of residents should also be accountable for any psychotropic medications prescribed, a leading dementia expert tells the royal commission.
A series of national forums has begun this week to inform the eligibility and assessment pathway for residents of the national network of dementia care units for people with symptoms too severe for mainstream services.
There needs to be greater awareness within general practice and other primary health care services about how to prevent falls among seniors, an expert will tell an international conference on aged care and ageing in Sydney tomorrow.
Listening to and making music is vital to enabling aged care residents to continue to be creative and make a contribution, according to a visiting international expert.
A UNSW study has shown a clear link between brain size and integrity in elderly people and the number of people they managed and supervised in their working careers.
The Productivity Commission’s goals and recommendations are generally laudable but there is some important work to do around understanding the relationship between choice and risk, says a UNSW academic
A three month long search has yielded an impressive new chief executive for Australia’s largest aged care peak body.
Australian researchers have set upon a ground breaking discovery, which has the potential to lead to a possible diagnostic test for delirium and a cure for dementia.