Aged & Allied Health

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.

Quality not quantity in medicating aged-care residents

13 November, 2019 by Amy Sarcevic

Greater levels of pharmacist intervention are required when administering drugs to an "overly-medicated" elderly population, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety interim report revealed last week.

Two copies of Christchurch may protect against Alzheimer's

08 November, 2019

New treatments were investigated after a woman at high risk for early-onset Alzheimer's disease remained dementia-free for years beyond what was anticipated.

More support needed after self-harm to reduce suicide risk

07 November, 2019

A high risk of suicide following hospital discharge for self-harm highlights the need for early follow-up care and risk-reduction strategies.

Sports medicine protocols needed for elite gamers, says study

07 November, 2019

eSports athletes are at risk of physical, psychological and metabolic disorders, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Embracing telehealth: understanding the barriers to adoption in Australia

06 November, 2019 by Shehaan Fernando, Regional Director for Connected Care Informatics at Philips

Is telehealth a potential silver bullet to help precious medical resources go further?

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