Dementia affects a far higher proportion of CALD elders than those born in Australia, yet mainstream providers and workers continue to make little allowance for the unique needs of these elders. NARI's Professor Bianca Brijnath, offers a number of practical tips and strategies for the road ahead, spearheaded by clear lines of communication and a willingness to listen and learn from diverse communities. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
Health minister Mark Butler is set to meet with state and territory counterparts to discuss reducing strain on hospitals and the situation in aged care settings, amid a growing surge of COVID-19 cases.
Around 600 experts are assembling in Adelaide for the 14th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion to showcase their research into safety and injury prevention practice across many aspects of society.
The power of quality palliative care is one of the key take outs of updated data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, but these insights also point to the need for further investment.
Families of aged care residents in Australian nursing homes can now provide feedback about the quality of meals their loved ones are eating, as part of leading research targeting improvements in food and nutrition in aged care homes.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released the latest round of data from the National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program (QI Program), which covers the period from April 1 to June 30, 2022, with incidence data appearing relatively stable compared to the last quarter. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
The Study of Heart failure in the Australian Primary carE setting (SHAPE) is the first long-term study investigating the management of heart failure in Australia - and it paints a concerning picture of under-utilised care options in this country. People need to visit their GP and return to routine health checks, before it's too late. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
A new report, titled Younger onset dementia: new insights using linked data, builds a detailed picture of people with younger onset dementia, their interactions with health and support services and pathways to using residential aged care services.
Spending on key health services is 14 times higher for Australians in their last year of life than for other Australians, according to a new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).