Framework offers housing direction for WA seniors
Western Australian Housing Minister Peter Tinley and Seniors and Ageing Minister Mick Murray have released a new State Government directions paper detailing how to best address the housing needs of older Western Australians.
Staffing level rating system could help force funding model rethink - ACSA
The peak body for non-profit aged care providers Aged and Community Services (ACSA) supports the idea of a universally understood and utilised star rating system for staffing levels in residential aged care.
Australia: Older people in aged care drugged up
The 101-page report, “‘Fading Away’: How Aged Care Facilities in Australia Chemically Restrain Older People with Dementia,” found that instead of providing support to older people with dementia, facilities use drugs to control their behaviour, a practice known as chemical restraint.
Chemical restraints imposed on older Australians
A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, supported by ADA, released today at Parliament House in Canberra, has revealed the extent to which Australian aged care facilities unnecessarily restrain older people with medication.
Safe and efficient tool to reduce seniors’ medication overload
The elderly are often prescribed multiple medications for different health conditions. While some medications are needed, polypharmacy and medication overload can be costly and even harmful.
Patient-aligned care reduces unwanted medications, tests for older adults
An emerging approach to health care that focuses decision-making on older patients’ health goals and care preferences can reduce unwanted and unhelpful treatment, such as medications and diagnostic tests.
Aged care workforce survey released
Four-in-ten workers plan to leave the aged care sector within five years, according to the largest ever survey of the sector’s workforce. And nine-in-ten residential aged care and home care workers are too stretched to offer appropriate support to residents and clients.
Royal Commission Melbourne Hearing 3 – aged care workforce
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Melbourne Hearing 3 will next week examine aged care workforce planning, the link between quality of care and staff numbers.
Aged care staffing level benchmark comparisons
Many Australian residential aged care facilities staffing levels compare poorly with international and national benchmarks.
ASIC urges consumers to question whether SMSFs are right for them
ASIC has warned Australian investors considering establishing their own self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) to be particularly aware of the potential downside to such a strategy.
Dealing with UK prisoners who are growing old and dying in custody
There are prisoners in the UK who are now into their 70s, 80s and 90s.
Gym trial puts weight behind active bones
Community exercise programs could be key to helping Australia's ageing population maintain bone and muscle health, while busting common misconceptions about the type of exercise best for older adults.
Early Start’s Intergenerational Playgroups benefit young and old
Children and grandparents enjoy active play in relaxed, research-focused environment.
Pharmacists can help protect older Australians
One hundred and sixteen aged care residents are hospitalised every day in Australia due to medication errors.
Takata airbag misdeployment can result in death or serious injury
Major car manufacturers, including BMW, GM Holden, Honda, Mitsubishi and Toyota, are warning that 20,000 vehicles already under recall for defective Takata airbags are now classified as “critical”.
Commission's Melbourne Hearing 2 - diversity in aged care
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold a public hearing in Melbourne from Monday 7 October 2019 to Friday 11 October 2019 on the aged care needs of people who have diverse backgrounds, experiences and characteristics.
Investigating lifestyle interventions to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s
The role of lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise and brain training in reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease will be the focus of a major new study funded by the Medical Research Future Fund.
What happens when students call an aged care facility home
Intergenerational living aims to benefit students and older people in care.
Applications open for 150 new rural aged care beds
The Australian Government is providing ongoing funding for up to 150 high needs rural aged care beds with $5 million available in the round.
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