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.
Research & Clinical
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.
The food budgets of Australian residential aged care facilities are dwindling while money spent on nutritional supplements is increasing, according to new analysis.
Palliative and end-of-life care in residential facilities improves residents’ quality of life and saves public money through reduced use of ambulance and hospital services, but take up remains low, new economic analysis shows.
National advocacy body Painaustralia is calling for pain treatment practices in aged care to be overhauled including the adequate funding of pain assessments.
A point-of-care assessment app designed to help detect pain in people with dementia has gained approval for use as a medical device in Australia and Europe.
Anglicare residents are playing a crucial role in a study to advance the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease via a blood test.
A consumer directed residential care model and a series of education programs on diversity are among 42 innovative projects to share in $34 million of funding.
Health and aged care organisations are lagging behind when it comes to innovation and many are doing less in the area than they think they are.
Aged care and retirement living providers are failing to impress potential new customers and losing existing ones, with questions and calls going unanswered in high numbers, study finds.
Cooperation among aged care, mental health and domestic violence services is needed given increasing rates of intimate partner violence among seniors, experts say.
A new health campaign targeting women who laugh off bladder leakage as a natural part of ageing is urging seniors and those who care for them to seek help.
Using a mobile device to access illustrated care directives at the bedside can increase quality of care, aged care workers say.
Aged care provider The Whiddon Group is using International Nurses Day to launch a social media campaign that encourages people to thank nurses who have cared for them.