A Melbourne-based aged care and disability service provider has won an award for its use of the arts to enhance the wellbeing of its residents over large hospital, health and aged services from around Australia.
There are more deaths from cancer in aged care facilities in South Australia than in hospices and at home combined, according to a participant at the recent Palliative Care Australia conference in Adelaide.
The aged care property market is poised for an increase in activity over the coming year, according to aged care strategic advisor and consultant Cam Ansell.
A new service model has been developed and put into practice for older people living with alcohol-related brain injury and complex behaviours, enabling them to transition into long-term residential aged care.
The use of information technology is beginning to play a large role in the effort to provide higher quality of care in residential care facilities in Australia, according to early findings of an international study.
Aged care sectors around the world remain slow to adopt policy initiatives and sophisticated advancements in electronic communications, international researchers have told a health conference in China.
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists has called for more specialised aged care beds for people with severe behavioural disorders, often associated with dementia.
There is a gap in how health professionals collaborate with aged care residents and families about treatment options, says a researcher investigating shared decision making in Australian residential aged care.
Aged care services in the increasingly competitive marketing environment of increased consumer choice are being offered the opportunity to know more about their potential targets from detailed big data analytics.
UPDATED: A Senate inquiry into aged care quality assessment and accreditation is struggling to capture the interest of an industry regularly under review and a Senate with much on its plate.
Australian aged care and lifestyle provider IRT Group has formed a world-first partnership to develop driverless car technology in a residential aged care setting.
Aged care, doctors and pharmacists groups are calling for seamless digital integration between aged care and health records.
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.
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.