Home Nursing - Aged Care

Nursing - Aged Care

With rising temperatures, surging power prices and an ageing population, there are challenging times ahead in terms of looking after our most vulnerable elderly citizens. But my research suggests that residential aged care facilities are not well regulated in terms...
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, which is an umbrella term used to describe general loss of memory, thinking skills and other day-to-day functions (such as cooking, paying bills, cleaning and even dressing). A hallmark of Alzheimer’s...
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 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...
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...
Associate Prof Lee-Fay Low argues that our elderly aren't receiving the emotional care they deserve in Australian nursing homes.
Nurse Rhianna worked in Aged Care before becoming a hospital nurse. What she saw in those residential Aged Care facilities truly broke her heart.  While I have now graduated and no longer work in aged care, I did so for...
Aged Care AIN Sue shares her experience of working in Aged Care, and why she's fighting so hard for a better deal for our elderly.  In one way or another I have been involved with the elderly most of my...
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) says trained and experienced nurses are “critical” to improving medical care in nursing homes. The federal president of the AMA, Dr Anthony Bartone, told the royal commission there was an “inappropriately high” level of patient...