For Coral Hartley, the move to aged care involved a relocation from Bundaberg to Brisbane. After a period of ill-health and hospitalisation, she faced the reality that living at home in Bundaberg was no longer practical – particularly given her son Stephen lives in Brisbane.
In a first for aged care providers in this country, Peninsula Villages has introduced a new technology to its aged care facilities that can assist with the early detection of pressure injuries amongst residents.
UnitingCare’s latest report into elder abuse highlights the prevalence of this distressing issue across Queensland. The report reveals that victims often experience psychological distress, deterioration in their health, and financial consequences from the abuse.
The Australian College of Nursing has called on the Government to support the nursing profession in delivering COVID-19 vaccines in residential aged care facilities and residential disability facilities.
The number of COVID-19 cases across the nation continues to drop, with daily deaths falling to their lowest in more than a year. Data from aged-care facilities also showed positive signs, with outbreaks dropping across every state and jurisdiction.
Using activity-monitoring devices and mobile applications helps improve the physical activity and health outcomes of patients undertaking cardiac rehabilitation programs, according to new research from Flinders University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences.