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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Dementia remains the second leading cause of death in Australia and is likely to take the number one spot in coming years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ new report on causes of death shows.
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.