Aged care, doctors and pharmacists groups are calling for seamless digital integration between aged care and health records.
National advocacy body Painaustralia is calling for pain treatment practices in aged care to be overhauled including the adequate funding of pain assessments.
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.
The peak body representing Australian physiotherapists has urged the government to improve the choice and scope of physiotherapy services for aged care residents.
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.
Nurses must play a leading role in all aspects of digital healthcare to ensure technology is used for the benefit of the care recipient, professional bodies say.
NPS MedicineWise has launched an education campaign for health professionals and consumers on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which affects more than 1 in 20 Australians over 55.
A Monash University and Resthaven research collaboration has found that aged care residents with multiple medications or complex drug regimens are more likely to be hospitalised than those without.
PresCare has seen a 50 per cent reduction in unnecessary hospital transfers since implementing a sub-acute model of care at its Alexandra Gardens facility.
Specialist community care teams will continue to play an important role for people living with HIV, particularly with clients who are ageing and were diagnosed before new treatments were introduced in 1996, new research shows.
Healthy ageing will feature more prominently in the research conducted by one of Australia’s top universities and enjoy a higher profile in the aged care sector under a newly announced professorship.
Medication errors in aged care are common and their potential to cause harm is high, yet the reported serious effects of errors on residents such as permanent disability or death are rare, according to Monash University research.
Focusing on cohesion and support among staff is key to improving the wellbeing of aged care residents with depression and dementia-related behaviours, and those who care for them, according to new research.
Malnutrition remains a worrying problem in residential aged care, but a research project is trialling the use of a new model of care to tackle the issue, writes Liz Purcell.