Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are one of the most common complications among people receiving care. Allied BioServices CEO Tim Smith says more can be done to protect residents living in aged care against avoidable infections and help relieve strain on our aged care and healthcare systems.
With each aged care facility now having to meet an individualised average minute requirement, the costs of non-compliance will be severe. With the risk of fines, reduced government support, and workplace disruption hanging over the heads of providers, Ceridian's Katie Arthur and Courtney Coates explain how effective human capital management software can help ease the pressure.
Australia is experiencing the fourth wave of COVID for 2022, with the number of people hospitalised with COVID trending to levels seen in winter and ongoing high levels of deaths. New COVID waves are expected to occur every three to four months for some time.
COVID cases in Australia appear to be on the increase, most likely due to community transmission of the Omicron variant XBB. Australia’s chief health officer Paul Kelly says, “All indications are that this is the start of a new COVID-19 wave in Australia.”
Up to 60 per cent of people with dementia will experience becoming lost during the course of living with the disease. Monash University's Marta Woolford and Professor Joseph Ibrahim have conducted a study of search and rescue incidents in the United States, and found for older people with dementia, the results were surprising and counterintuitive.