April 20, 2015

Aged Care Insite February-March 2015

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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS p. 4-14
  • Push for an Australian Human Rights Commission inquiry into the treatment of older Australians to protect vulnerable seniors
  • Aged-care provider Carinity has vowed to have government sanctions on one of its facilities overturned
  • Healthcare associations say killing co-payment won’t stop rising costs
  • Lecturer says guidance and technology are the keys to ensuring personalized care
  • Alzheimer’s Australia Your Brain Matters program teaches adults how to keep their brains in shape
  • Federal government to commit funds to new Severe Behaviour Response Teams
  • Euthanasia debate re-emerges
  • Broken hips and risk of death
  • Violence against student nurses rampant
  • PUP backs push to add nurses
  • NHMRC names dementia research priorities
  • Doctors are increasingly being enlisted to advise on older patients’ ability to make decisions about their money 

INDUSTRY & POLICY
The money’s already there Projections that aged-care costs will overwhelm the country by 2050 fail to recognize the wealth accumulated through Australia’s ageing population
p. 16 

The old & the restless
Australia’s Baby Boomers are fuelling an ageing-well revolution set to reshape how over-50s live in the 21st century; policy has a job to keep up
p. 17 

Rocky road for home care
The switch to consumer-directed care presents challenges for stakeholders, who recently held a summit
p. 19-21 

CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN
Home deliveries
Public policy is focused on keeping people in the community longer; this should be considered when seeking ways to pay for it all
p. 23-24 

PRACTICAL LIVING
Lifestyle treatment
One director’s approach, based on a Finnish model, makes residents’ everyday activities a focus for allied health
p. 29 

‘Fussy’ eater? Find out why
The list of reasons for older people not eating well is long and varied; service adjustments can often help
p. 30-31 

‘Reclaim your life’
For Kate Swaffer, diagnosed with dementia before age 50, learning to feel whole again meant rejecting advice
Visit Kate Swaffer’s blog at kateswaffer.com
p. 32-33

CLINICAL FOCUS
Congress of big ideas
Dementia summit speakers highlight the need for innovative research, the benefits of attentive design, and an exercise program that helps with falls and aggression
p. 35-37 

Cool head, healthier heart
Anger is linked to an increase in the risk of myocardial infarction, study finds
p. 38-39 

WORKFORCE
Palliative care wish list
Australia has much to do to meet objectives for this branch of health services
p. 40-41 

Not the same old specialty
Gerontology is an often-overlooked field for nursing but it offers some of its most complex work
p. 43-45 

Ageing vanguard
These researchers are on the leading edge, with projects that aim to close the many gaps in knowledge about seniors.
p. 46-47 
 
TECHOLOGY
The perils of social media
Recent cases in this rapidly evolving realm involve bullying, privacy, defamation and leisure at the workplace; legal concerns for staff abound
p. 48-49

Hands free- of the wheel
Driverless cars are just around the corner
p. 50

 

 

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