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Why visitor management in aged care facilities is critical

Despite vaccinations now ramping up across Australia, the coronavirus pandemic is far from over. Recent events have demonstrated how easily and quickly the virus can spread within the community.

Safe at home? We need a new strategy to protect older adults from violent crime

Compared with younger homicide victims, older homicide victims are more likely to be women who die in their own home at the hands of a stranger.

Are robots the answer for aged care during pandemics?

Care robots may be a safer option in aged care during pandemics like COVID-19, but how far can robotic care go and how far do we want it to go?

Un-neighbourly? Fear of crime among older people points to social isolation

It’s clear that older people – let’s say the over-70s – can be forgotten in society, often invisible, unheard and isolated.

Why society cannot afford to continue overlooking the stigma of working in aged care

While health-care workers have been recognised as heroes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a travesty that the aged care workforce remains undervalued.

‘A slow and painful journey’: why did it take over 20 years to approve the new Alzheimer’s drug?

A new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease was last week given accelerated approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration.

At last, health, aged care and quarantine workers get the right masks to protect against airborne coronavirus

Almost a year ago, in July 2020, our calls for the government to urgently upgrade the guidelines to protect health workers from airborne SARS-CoV-2 fell on deaf ears.

Competition isn’t improving the aged care sector

A new study finds more competition isn’t associated with better quality of care or lower prices in aged care, prompting policy reform to address sources of market failures

In 2020 our workforce and our caring system broke. They are the same thing

The 2020 pandemic and bushfire crises exposed longstanding weakness in our labour market and the child-care, aged care and disability care systems.

A design for the end of life: Rethinking palliative care as a home away from home

A picture speaks a thousand words – and Dr Nyein Chan Aung’s painting of the Melbourne hospital room says it all. He was there for...

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