aged care

Elderly woman at an aged care facility

A new way of assessing aged care facilities using advanced computing will make them more fit for purpose for people living with dementia.

Nurse places hand over elderly woman's in aged care home

Private insurance to fund aged care services could deliver the higher quality care Australians are demanding, but there are potential drawbacks.

Elderly woman places hand over younger woman's hands who hugs her from behind

A balance between public and private financing is needed to achieve sustainable aged care funding models, says UNSW Business School’s Michael Sherris.

Aged care with demential and increased medication

New research reveals people with dementia entering aged care with a new GP experienced a 20 per cent increase in prescribed medication.

Health care workers wearing PPE

The federal government has announced COVID-19 vaccination will now become mandatory for aged-care workers. This comes amid a slow and troubled rollout in the sector.

A health care worker receiving a vaccine

If new incentives don't work, mandatory policies may be the only way forward in ensuring high COVID vaccine coverage of staff.

ageing couple holding hands

A little support could go a long way to help us stay in our homes and age with grace.

Hands of an old man

Part of the solution to the rising funding problem might be a Medicare-style levy.

Elderly man in a coma

If you became suddenly unwell, would your family or health team know your wishes? Here's why advance care planning should be part of Australia's strategic response to COVID-19.

Disability care home

Residential disability care faces many of the same challenges as aged care. Paying close attention to these could help us avert a COVID-19 crisis in Victoria's disability accommodation.

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