Listening to and making music is vital to enabling aged care residents to continue to be creative and make a contribution, according to a visiting international expert.
The Property Council of Australia has unsurprisingly and eagerly endorsed the findings of University of Technology Sydney research on the benefits and affordability of retirement village living.
Changes to the residential aged care sector’s funding tool proposed in a government-commissioned report will be outlined at an upcoming industry conference.
Australia’s palliative care services are working to incorporate more understanding and awareness of wound care in their work with aged care residents and other patients.
Despite a lack of regulation, the small but growing residential aged care sector in Thailand is providing quality care for its rapidly expanding ageing population.
A joint research team from Calvary and Australian Catholic University has developed a simple checklist to routinely review the palliative needs of aged care residents.
The South Australian Innovation Hub has developed and trialled an aged care quality-of-life framework as part of first-of-its-kind research describing and measuring subjective wellbeing and satisfaction of residents.
Seniors advocacy organisation COTA Australia has warned aged care providers against fraudulent behaviour when assisting residents with the national marriage-equality survey now underway.
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.