April 20, 2015

Aged Care Insite February-March 2015

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  • 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 

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 

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 

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

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 

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 
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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