University of Technology Sydney researchers are exploring a new concept in exergaming where the game and exercise occur separately to encourage physical activity in seniors.
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A strong assessment process is required to move to an aged care system with an uncapped supply of services, industry stakeholders tell this week’s royal commission hearing.
The shortage of skills and knowledge in health services management have never been more exposed than they are right now under the spotlight of the Aged Care and Disability Royal Commissions and new sector-wide Safety and Quality Regimes.
A provider-led collaborative has launched learning videos and an app to support aged care services and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender diverse and Intersex seniors.
Educated seniors with a degree are often prioritised in the wait for residential aged care, according to a study, but there is hope that tweaks to the process will make it fairer.
Transferring residential aged care funding to consumers, adapting to consumer directed home care and increasing community-based palliative care, are among key incomplete reforms, Professor Michael Woods tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Palliative care needs, services and resources in residential aged care are the focus of a $15 million project involving a consortium of national agencies including provider representatives.
All participants in a home training program piloting a clinically-based interactive video game developed by Australian researchers improved their reflexes, quick-stepping and walking abilities, which are good indicators of a reduced risk of falling, a feasibility study has found.
Researchers from University of Technology, Sydney are seeking partners from the aged care and retirement living sectors to test a new digital platform that aims to reconnect older people and build community resilience.
A two-tiered system in residential aged care is emerging with significant consequences for consumer choice, according to Australian researchers who have called for a public debate on the preferred industry ownership structure.
For-profit aged care services have a higher rate of regulatory failure, new research has found, which will likely spark fresh debate about the link between facility ownership and quality standards.