Aged & Allied Health > Geriatric medicine

The challenge facing procurement in the aged-care sector

18 June, 2021

The challenge for procurement in the aged-care sector is to help redesign the operating cost model to ensure high standards of aged care remain affordable indefinitely.

Where do Australians want to live as they age?

26 May, 2021

According to a survey by The CareSide, a significant majority would prefer to live at home and receive home care as they age.

Expert opinion: prioritise standard assessment for diagnosing dementia

25 May, 2021

Dementia and cognitive assessment experts say that a standard set of neuropsychological tests is needed for patients presenting to memory clinics.

Campaign challenges palliative care perceptions

24 May, 2021

An innovative campaign will inform Australians about the broader meaning of palliative care and help spark conversations about death and dying.

Why the government's aged-care funding misses the mark

21 May, 2021 by Professor Joanne Travaglia*

The Royal Commission recommended an injection of $10 billion a year and the Budget falls well short of that.

To transform aged care, workers need better wages and conditions

17 May, 2021

Without improvements for the aged-care workforce, Australia could miss the opportunity to build the workforce needed to meet future demand.

2021 Federal Budget: expectations in the Royal Commission aftermath

10 May, 2021 by Greg O’Loan*

It is expected that the federal government will announce investment of $10 million over four years to the aged-care sector. Will this be enough?

Our obligations from the Royal Commission report

28 April, 2021 by Sean Rooney, CEO of Leading Age Services Australia

How we support and care for older people is defined by a new vision of ageing and aged care.

A palliative care digital dashboard for the aged-care sector

26 April, 2021 by Dr Priyanka Vandersman and Professor Jennifer Tieman

To support aged-care workers in planning and providing good-quality palliative and EOL care, the ELDAC team created an integrated palliative care web platform.

Australia: a nation ready for end-of-life choices

16 April, 2021 by Jane Allman

Australia is at a tipping point when it comes to end-of-life choices and euthanasia laws.

Sous-vide food risks in aged care

15 April, 2021 by Andrew Thomson, Think ST Solutions

A skills shortage of chefs in aged care has prompted many operations to purchase pre-prepared sous-vide food products, but this comes with heightened risk.

Survey says most Australians will get COVID vaccine

09 April, 2021

The 65+ group was the most interested in vaccine protection, with more than three out of four individuals over the age of 65 planning to get vaccinated.

Dementia forecast highlights urgency of prevention

19 March, 2021

Projections that one million Australians will have dementia by 2056 have promted a call to action on prevention strategies.

A small-scale approach to aged and dementia care

09 March, 2021 by Tamar Krebs, Founder and Co-CEO of Group Homes Australia

The Group Homes Australia model is a small-scale care model that focuses on residents' abilities rather than their disabilities, providing health and social benefits.

Aged-care reform puts technology on the table

08 March, 2021

Technology reform has been identified as an important part of delivering a new and improved aged-care system.

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