Volunteering not only fulfills a sense of purpose for older adults by helping others, it also can alleviate loneliness, especially when volunteering more than 100 hours per year, according to a new University of Michigan study.
Returning to the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2023 from March 7-19, The Fishbowl is a fabulous one-hour experimental theatre performance inspired by actor, aged care worker and writer Matthew Barker's personal diary entries from 2016 while working in a memory support unit. New audio has been added for the 2023 iteration of the play, comprising interview material from experts, other aged care workers and family members of those with lived experience of dementia. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
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 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.