Aged & Allied Health

Exposing the vulnerable

20 February, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

How vaccine hesitancy puts the elderly at risk.

Drones, phones and responding to elderly falls

18 February, 2020 by Professor Javaan Chahl, University of South Australia

Our research has been exploring 'the art of the possible' with networked drones and smart fall detection sensors.

On a mission to improve food in aged care

14 February, 2020

The Maggie Beer Foundation was established to bring about real change to food experiences for aged-care residents, with the aim that every meal provides comfort and pleasure and is always something to look forward to.

Living the dream and making a difference in Cooktown

13 February, 2020

Dr Ebonney van der Meer set her sights on moving to Cooktown, with a mission in mind — to make a difference in the community.

Rural GP training in the Burdekin

13 February, 2020

Dr Michael McLaughlin was a medical student at JCU when he discovered a love of working in rural and remote communities.

Remote medicine on Thursday Island

12 February, 2020

For Dr Allison Hempenstall, Thursday Island is a gateway to opportunity.

A watching brief — the use of surveillance devices in residential aged care facilities

06 February, 2020 by Alexandra Adams, Senior Associate, Maddocks

Requests for the installation and use of surveillance devices in residential aged care facilities are becoming more common, due in no small part to the evidence heard at the Royal Commission.

Lewy body dementia: five tips for carers

17 January, 2020

Caring for someone with Lewy body dementia is a demanding and difficult task, with caregivers taking on responsibilities such as provision of emotional support, logistics arrangement and key decision-making.

Meet PAT, an online tool to support senior independence

16 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Benetas

The Positive Ageing Tool — also known as PAT — is an online resource for older Australians to assess their physical resilience and take steps to stay independent for longer.

Help families find the right early intervention provider

10 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Cerebral Palsy Alliance

To help your patients determine what is most important to them, Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) has created an eGuide on how to find the right early intervention therapy provider.

Grant secured to optimise aged and dementia home care

06 December, 2019

Flinders University has secured an Australian Research Council (ARC) grant to optimise the home environment to promote healthy ageing.

Building a sustainable aged-care sector

28 November, 2019 by Dr Kaushik Sridhar, Sustainability Leader

With the over 65s predicted to represent one-quarter of the Australian population by 2051, aged-care organisations need to build more facilities to ensure adequate and appropriate residential care.

Recommendations for antimicrobial prescribing in aged care

27 November, 2019

Results from the Aged Care National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey suggest there is room for improvement when it comes to antimicrobial prescribing in aged-care settings.

The case for intergenerational care in Australia

26 November, 2019 by Jane Allman

In a society where more older Australians are feeling lonely and isolated, could interactions with young children have a permanent place in aged care?

National parks save $145bn a year in health services

19 November, 2019

A team of Griffith University researchers has estimated that national parks worldwide are worth about $8.7 trillion a year in the improved mental health of their visitors.

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