Australian aged care and lifestyle provider IRT Group has formed a world-first partnership to develop driverless car technology in a residential aged care setting.
Aged care, doctors and pharmacists groups are calling for seamless digital integration between aged care and health records.
Sydney North Primary Health Network will report to a national PHN meeting in September about its major project now underway with HammondCare to provide quality end-of-life education and training for staff working in residential aged care.
The largest and most rigorous social robot study ever undertaken has shown a positive albeit modest effect on agitation in people with dementia, according to the lead researcher.
A co-operative model could work well for rural and remote aged care providers, a former aged care CEO tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Fax machines are still used widely in aged care, challenging a new push from government to replace them with electronic messaging in the broader health sector.
Aged care peak organisations and some large providers have expressed concern at the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency’s plan to charge operators to conduct annual unannounced spot checks on them.
A specialist primary care service with a staff of 40 general practitioners is improving medical access and services to over 4,000 aged care residents in 50 facilities around Australia.
Aged care workers are being encouraged to inform themselves and those they care for about end-of-life planning ahead of a national day promoting conversations on death and dying.
MiCare is on a mission to be a national provider of services for elders from different ethnic communities, the organisation’s head tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Aged care CEO and global ambassador Marcus Riley has shared Australia’s progress and brought back learnings for the sector.
A tool to meet best practice clinical handover procedures between residential aged care facilities and hospitals has been updated and relaunched to boost its awareness and uptake.
A new medical outreach service helps aged care residents avoid unnecessary trips to hospital emergency departments.
The peak body representing Australian physiotherapists has urged the government to improve the choice and scope of physiotherapy services for aged care residents.