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.
The University of Canberra and Moran Health Care Group have announced plans to build a residential aged care facility on the university’s Bruce campus to provide an ideal learning environment.
PROFILE: Recently appointed head of the Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Care Dr Bruce Stevens is excited about the growing interest in spirituality and pastoral care in ageing and aged care.
An evaluation of Australia’s project to expand the role of nurse practitioners in aged care, which is due to be handed to government next month, will provide much-needed evidence of the effectiveness of NP models in aged care.
A group of university students from Canberra have invented a new piece of gaming technology which could dramatically improve the life of those living with dementia.