As our study into the role and effects of regulation in aged and dementia care enters its final stages, some interesting findings are emerging, write Ashley Carr and Professor Simon Biggs.
High quality leadership development in aged care can happen on a relatively small budget, says Dr Judith Chapman, who outlines four elements of a winning strategy.
Our knowledge about how to design buildings that support people with dementia has never been greater, but it’s being ignored by too many providers, says Professor Mary Marshall.
The coming 18 months will be extremely challenging as all aged care providers adapt to a competitive market and cope with the changes to their revenue base, write Louise Greene and Fiona Somerville.
Three big challenges greet new clinical team leaders from their first day in the role. If you are considering a leadership position, or are still settling into your new role, psychologist Judith Chapman shares what you can expect.
Communication between residents and care staff is vital to the success of consumer directed care in residential aged care, write Michelle Bennett, Marita McCabe and Elizabeth Beattie.
Understanding the health and social benefits of food and nutrition in the care of people with dementia is vital, writes Ngarie Hobbins.
The aged care sector needs to reinvent itself if it wants to appeal to tomorrow’s consumers, many of whom are already redefining what it means to grow older, writes Laura Demasi.
Australia’s well-meaning but fragmented response to the problem of elder abuse acts as a barrier to change, argues Greg Mahney.
The way we communicate with seniors living in residential aged care or at home can either build or inhibit their capability, writes Lindsay Tighe.
The innovations that have emerged during the past two years show what’s possible in ICT in aged care, but legacy data centres present a problem, writes Wayne Neich.
The full benefits of electronic medication management systems in aged care are currently not available in Australia largely due to the lack of integration with electronic prescribing, writes Dr Rohan Elliott.
Dr Henry Cutler analyses the potential implications of the Aged Care Roadmap proposals and identifies some key gaps such as the impact of the NDIS and the need for a robust quality performance framework.
Providers all over Australia worked hard to raise aged care as an election issue. Now the focus is to ensure MPs support both a Senate inquiry and disallowance motions, writes Darren Mathewson.