AUDIO: Familiarity is important in palliative care for people with dementia and as an individual’s dementia advances, change should be avoided and stimuli reduced, says an expert in end-of-life care for older people.
VIDEO: A moderated consumer review site for aged care could provide older people with more information around quality of life, says the head of a leading provider.
VIDEO: Leaders of aged care providers and seniors groups need to be strongly advocating for more age friendly accommodation, says a top architect specialising in seniors housing.
The Coalition has announced it will provide $7.5 million for the establishment of specialist care units to care for people living with dementia and very severe behaviours.
AUDIO: Improved quality of life for residents with dementia and an alternative resource staff prefer to try before medications, are among the benefits of virtual reality in aged care, an international dementia event has heard.
Since last year the states have been working towards adopting a national code covering the conduct of health workers, including aged care’s personal care workers. AAA reports on the progress of the code, and what it means for providers, staff and consumers.
PROFILE: Jeannine Lew, social work manager at Montefiore Home, is passionate about what social workers bring to aged care, not only in providing emotional support for residents, families and staff, but in acting as residents’ advocates.
PROFILE: Person centred care and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to the care of older people have been motivating philosophies throughout Catherine Brown’s 30-year nursing career.
When it comes to recruiting new workers, thinking outside the square may provide solutions to meeting workforce demand. Two aged care providers tell AAA about their novel initiatives to attract people to the sector.
When an aged care resident dies, a dignified and open process is important for loved ones, fellow residents and staff.
PROFILE: Much of Danny Hammon’s role as an aged care development manager is talking to aged care providers to understand what they want from their buildings.
The contribution Michael Woodward has made to aged care was celebrated yesterday as he was named a Member of the Order of Australia, but the eminent geriatrician says a “number of frontiers” in the specialty remain.
The first research of its kind has highlighted the importance of workplace conditions, support and culture in understanding why aged care employees stay or leave the sector.
As aged care enters the era of increased competition for clients, new mapping tools that tap into rich demographic, consumer and psychographic data could revolutionise how providers target the right people with the right material.