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.
Melissa Harries shares her insights into how the workplace impacts the mental health of aged care workers, and what leaders can do about it.
Many older people and their families say they feel confused and overwhelmed by reforms taking place in aged care and are sceptical they can deliver on the promise of increased consumer choice and control, a large-scale qualitative study has found.
Consumer directed care is about more than choosing what time to have breakfast or electing to have a glass of wine with dinner, writes Professor Marita McCabe.
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.
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.
Greater volume and certain types of home care services are associated with significantly delayed entry into permanent residential aged care, according to new research.
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.
The Coalition Government has ruled out including the full value of an older person’s home in the means test for residential care and abolishing annual and lifetime caps on user contributions from among the recommendations in the aged care reform review.
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.
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 Minister for Aged Care is hosting multi-stakeholder sessions around the country as he applies the concept of co-design to the breadth of aged care reform, he has told a national aged care conference.
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.