This important OPAN webinar outlines the role that perceptions of people with dementia play in their vulnerability to sexual assault in residential aged care and offers practical resources for prevention.
Residential aged care buildings are often institutionally designed, with long corridors, vast dining rooms, nursing stations and bland corporate furnishings. So, how can we make aged care facilities feel more like home, while keeping them pandemic-safe?
In a situation report released on February 3 by the AACC, concerns were expressed that, in light of ongoing workforce shortages and cycles of furloughing as more and more workers succumb to COVID-19, it is simply unfeasible for the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC) to expect reporting to be filed. But others say it is imperative that compliance reporting continue. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
In November, Aged Care News reported that the common practice of utilising RACFs as accommodation for younger people had come at a terrible cost to their wellbeing. Despite Government aims to have no people under the age of 45 living in RACFs by 2022, and under the age of 65 by 2025, little - if any - progress has been made. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
The COVID pandemic has had a huge impact on people living with dementia and their family carers around the world. A new study has found people with dementia experienced worse symptoms after the pandemic began.
While the Federal Government’s announcement of up to $800 in bonus payments to aged care staff has been dismissed by some as a pre-election stunt, for many toiling in an under-pressure sector, it is at least a tacit acknowledgement of their incredible professionalism in caring for our most vulnerable during this prolonged pandemic.
Political-action group Aged Care Reform Now are on a mission to provide a real voice for people in the sector - and will not stop until tangible reforms are materialised. BIANCA ROBERTS sat down with passionate retired nurses Liz Barton and Cecilia Webster to discuss the important work they're doing.
Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese said on ASaturday that he supports the Health Services Union (HSU) Fair Work Commission case for a 25 per cent wage increase for aged care, providing what HSU national president, Gerard Hayes said is 'a massive boost to the workforce, support attraction and retention of staff and improve quality of care'.