Researchers at Curtin University, WA have recently published the findings of an international study examining how migrant aged care workers approach dementia care. Migrant workers make up a large number of the residential aged care workforce. It’s important to...
Prof Deborah Parker argues that our workforce needs training to reflect the needs of our ageing population.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety begins hearings on residential aged care facilities, or nursing homes, in Sydney today. The standards of nursing homes in Australia have been in the public eye since the Oakden Aged Mental...
The hearings at the aged care royal commission in Brisbane looked at regulation in aged care. While rules and regulations are designed to safeguard residents, bureaucratic “red tape” also contributes to the failings in aged care. The fear among nursing...
With the Aged Care enquiry currently prominent in the news don’t miss your chance to hear from some of the leading Clinicians in the Aged Care, Older Peoples Mental Health and Dementia Sector.  Are you working in one of...
Staff shortages and a lack of training have once again emerged as key issues underpinning the nation’s aged care crisis, as the aged care royal commission hears testimonies. Registered nurse Noleen Hausler shared the experience of her 98-year-old father, Clarence,...
A man has been fined over $60,000 for "holding out" as a registered nurse, after working as a Director of Nursing at a Victorian Aged Care facility. Magistrate Starvaggi convicted the man of four counts of holding out as a...
Older adults are more digitally connected than ever, even though their uptake of internet-based technologies remains lower than for younger age groups. Today’s senior citizens are likely to spend their spare time tweeting about their social lives and Facetiming their...
Associate Prof Lee-Fay Low argues that our elderly aren't receiving the emotional care they deserve in Australian nursing homes.
The Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population is ageing at a much faster rate than the non-Indigenous population. Aboriginal Australians record high mid-life rates of multiple chronic diseases including heart disease and stroke, lung disease, and type 2 diabetes....