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Clinical Focus

Older adults’ mental health the focus of newly funded screening tool

A new tool to provide mental health screening for older adults and enable early interventions is being developed thanks to funding provided by The Ian Potter Foundation.

Nurse-led home blood transfusions continue healthcare trend

A trend from hospital to home-based care, accelerated during COVID-19, looks set to continue with the first evidence in Australia that regular blood transfusions can be safely performed in residential homes and aged care facilities.

Ask Annie app offers dementia ‘micro-lessons’ to support home care workers

Dementia Australia has launched an innovative mobile app aimed at improving the quality of care for people living with dementia.

Aged care needs urgent mandatory staffing mix ratio: NSW probe

A NSW parliamentary report has found that the State Government should lobby federal counterparts to implement a mandatory "staffing mix ratio" in nursing homes and go it alone if they fail to act within four years.

Future falls risk detected by a simple bone density scan: new ECU research

The build-up of calcium in a major blood vessel is linked with a 39 per cent higher risk of serious falls in older women, new Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found.

A person-centred dementia program that’s changing lives

Working in the office adjacent to a 3Bridges meeting centre for people living with dementia and their carers, Amal Madani would often hear music, singing and uproarious laughter.  

New Flinders resources help with grief, loss and final bereavement process

When someone dies in residential aged care, families and friends experience grief and loss – and some of this grief may have started earlier when the decision to move into residential aged care was made.

Collaboration and continuity key to good medical support in aged care

In a study published this month, University of Wollongong (UOW) researchers undertook to find out what constitutes good medical care to residential aged care facility (RACF) residents, in their eyes and in the eyes of those closely involved in its delivery.

Aged care residents using virtual reality for better mental health

Cutting-edge technology is normally associated with youth, but a group of aged care residents in Adelaide are learning how useful (and how much fun) virtual reality (VR) can be.

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