The national spiritual care and ageing peak body has received $544,000 to help aged care staff meet their obligations for spiritual care under the new standards and empower consumers about their rights.
Scalabrini’s newest facility marks the emergence of a new paradigm in Australia, writes Richard Fleming.
A music-based trial to improve the wellbeing, behavioural and psychological symptoms of residents living with dementia has been launched at the Whiddon Group’s Laurieton facility.
A new mobile phone app is available to encourage people to prioritise their social relationships as a powerful way to improve their overall health.
Melbourne residential aged care facilities are helping to research whether exposure to trees, gardens and plants in aged care can help reduce depression, anxiety and other mental health issues amongst residents.
Moving into residential aged care is stressful for many older people but there are ways to ease the transition, an expert will tell a mental health forum in Melbourne.
A guide to help aged care organisations support residents to use technology and social media to stay connected with their loved ones has been launched today.
A salutogenic approach, which focuses on factors for health and wellbeing rather than disease, has enormous relevance in aged care, and particularly dementia care, writes Professor Richard Fleming.
In this wrap: Whiddon recognised for its integration of a tool that measures and evaluates residents’ wellbeing; and HammondCare picks up building award.
Developing industry-focused research and training is a leading objective of the newly established Centre of Positive Ageing and Wellbeing at Torrens University.
The Mental Health Commission of NSW has launched two new resources to work towards better mental health outcomes for older people.
The peak body representing Australian physiotherapists has urged the government to improve the choice and scope of physiotherapy services for aged care residents.
Sydney aged care provider Scalabrini Village has implemented a new strategy this week aimed at improving staff engagement and wellbeing through meditation.
Flexible health, wellness and lifestyle services are the focus of a new home care program launched by not-for-profit aged care and retirement living provider Southern Cross Care WA.