Social needs of older people unmet by aged care workers
A joint study finds unsettling evidence the aged care system is overlooking older people’s basic social and emotional needs as part of accepted business practices.
Silver Book resource – caring for older people
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has launched the fifth edition of the Silver Book - a go to guide for the complex clinic care of older people.
Better wages, better care: improving the aged care sector
In her submission and evidence to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, RMIT’s Professor Sara Charlesworth urged the Federal Government to address wages and working conditions.
Men's breast cancer risks awareness urged
October 20 is Male Breast Cancer Awareness Day, and Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is using it to highlight a lack of awareness by men about the disease.
New report raises further fears for viability of aged care
Leading Age Services Australia says new data reveals the need for Government intervention to relieve financial stress affecting the aged care sector, while the Aged Care Royal Commission goes about its work.
Power of Attorneys national model plan
The Stop Elder Financial Abuse campaign today held a Federal Parliament launch to brief Members and Senators on the actions needed to tackle the growing problem.
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.
Have your say on VIC hospital and aged care centre food
The Victorian Government is taking action to lift the standard of meals in its public hospitals and aged care centres, with a food audit now underway.
Carers in Western Australia celebrated
The Western Australians carers are being celebrated during the launch of National Carers Week.
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.
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