In 2011, England had its own Oakden, which has been followed by ongoing reforms at England’s care regulator and how it assesses quality, writes Nick Albrow.
The revised residential care funding tool contains fewer and simplified questions, introduces a new therapy program for pain management and suggests external assessment options, the government-commissioned report released this week shows.
A focus on the person rather than their behaviour is a key message from leading experts at this week’s national dementia conference in Melbourne.
Australian developer ePAT Technologies has partnered with Dementia Support Australia for a pilot that will see 150 expert consultants across Australia using its new pain recognition app with up to 5,000 people with dementia each year.
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.
A national innovation network for Australia’s aged care industry has been launched this week.
Consumer directed residential care is practically challenging to implement and cannot happen until consumers are educated about the value of services and subsidies, a national aged care conference has heard this week.
Moving into residential aged care is stressful for many older people but there are ways to ease the transition, an expert will tell a mental health forum in Melbourne.
Changes to the residential aged care sector’s funding tool proposed in a government-commissioned report will be outlined at an upcoming industry conference.
There needs to be a united approach to shift the current psyche from awareness to action and reform, writes Geoff Rowe.
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.
Home support programs are the most common entry point into the aged care system and also the most common pathway into permanent residential aged care, according to analysis from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Melissa Harries shares her insights into how the workplace impacts the mental health of aged care workers, and what leaders can do about it.