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.
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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.