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.
Also in this wrap: New role to provide leadership in clinical nursing in aged care practice and innovation; and FECCA appoints Mary Patetsos as new chair.
A new resource kit has been developed to support aged care services deliver culturally appropriate care to older Muslim Australians.
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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.
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The design of environments, products and services needs to be considered from the perspective of all older Australians and particularly those with financial and time constraints to ensure all seniors can lead an active life.
A salutogenic approach, which focuses on factors for health and wellbeing rather than disease, has enormous relevance in aged care, and particularly dementia care, writes Professor Richard Fleming.
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.
Giving residential aged places directly to consumers, tweaking policies for offline residential care places, and temporarily reallocating unused places to home care packages are among the 38 recommendations in the final report of the five-year review of aged care reform.
Aged care nurses need to be able to conduct comprehensive health assessments with residents if they are to perform their roles effectively, says a clinical expert.
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.