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.
During this Palliative Care Week, it is important for aged care workers to check in with themselves and ask how they are coping with the reality of death in their workplace? Flinders University's Professor Jennifer Tieman, tells BIANCA ROBERTS about how she and her team have been working on resources developed to provide some much needed care to the emotionally fatigued in the sector.
As winter sets in, the department of health is strongly encouraging facility operators and management to engage with residents and workers to discuss influenza and COVID-19 vaccination options and support the consent process to achieve optimum vaccination coverage.
Co-founder and creative director of Tasmanian charity Arts Health Agency, Chris Mead has used his experience caring for his mother, who lived with dementia, to inspire a fierce determination to improve the quality of life of all older persons in a similar position. BIANCA ROBERTS discovers the simple humanity and undeniable power of his transformative Moving Story project.
Musically blessed artists living at Arcare Burnside Melbourne's north-west have joined forces with Paul Gillett’s Big Band Day In, to delight staff and fellow residents with a range of special songs and musical treats during a memorable afternoon trip down memory lane.
Catholic Health Australia is warning dozens of aged care homes around Australia are on the verge of collapse due to the heavy drain on their already-strained finances created by the resurgence of COVID-19.
Back in 2010, as Senior Australian of the Year, Maggie Beer was asked to speak to an audience of 1000 aged care CEOs and soon after began researching the status of nutrition in aged care. What she found shocked and devastated her. Having established her own foundation in 2014 to tackle the issue, Beer has just launched a world-first program tailored to the unique requirements of cooking for people in aged care settings. BIANCA ROBERTS chatted to the national treasure.