Interrupting residents sleep to prevent pressure ulcers is ineffective and abusive and could be linked to behavioural concerns, the author of a recent study tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe has congratulated dementia and aged care advocate Ita Buttrose for being awarded an honorary UNSW Medicine doctorate.
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.
The team behind a successful intervention to reduce hospital readmission among aged care residents is looking to facilitate its widespread adoption as a new standard of care.
An analysis of aged care provider data has called for new research into possible “unplanned effects” of the federal government’s aged care quality indicator program.
A first-of-its-kind technology-based fall prevention program will deliver a personalised combination of exercise and mental health support to older Australians in their homes.
A focus on the person rather than their behaviour is a key message from leading experts at this week’s national dementia conference in Melbourne.
Also in this wrap: Lyndoch makes executive appointment to lead investment in people.
A set of resources is available for mental health professionals on delivering services to people with an intellectual disability.
A world-first app has been launched to support older people and people with disabilities, including renters and strata occupiers, to make simple, inexpensive modifications to their homes.
The Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales is hosting a seminar next month on meeting the needs of Aboriginal people with disability under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Professionals working in the community care sector are being encouraged to participate in free online courses on disability issues on offer through the University of New South Wales.
Aged care providers and professionals will have a unique opportunity to influence dementia research and how it is translated into practice with the establishment of a new virtual online network.
Dementia training for GPs and practice nurses, consumer directed care capacity building and collaborative approaches to wellness and reablement are among the 64 projects to share $34 million in the latest ACSIHAG round.