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Free training modules launched to address gaps identified by royal commission

A new suite of free online training modules for frontline residential aged care workers is launching from July 1.

New program aims to combat aged care residents’ poor mental health

More than half of Australians living in residential aged care facilities suffer from depression, while 33 per cent of them experience thoughts of suicide.

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.

New national program aims to attract and prepare nurses in aged care

The University of Wollongong (UOW), the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) and Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) have joined forces with the Federal Government to establish Aged Care Transition to Practice (ACTTP) programs to attract and retain up to 740 new nurses to aged care.

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.

New quality assessment tools giving voice to those at the centre of it all

What does quality of life look like for an older person in home or residential aged care? It’s a question we have been asking politicians, medical experts, media commentators and the wider Australian community since the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety released its shocking findings in March.

Dementia Australia welcomes transformational Federal Budget investment

Dementia Australia chair, Professor Graeme Samuel, said on behalf of the half a million people living with dementia and the 1.6 million people involved in their care he is extremely grateful for the $229.4 million allocated in the Federal Budget to dementia.

New study to shed light on surveillance cameras in aged care

A new ECU project will investigate how security cameras could be used to improve patient safety in aged care homes.

New trial aims to reduce frailty and improve mental health by connecting the aged and preschoolers

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.

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