High risk of antimicrobial resistance as prescription rates increase in aged care

By ANMJ Staff|
2019-10-23T14:58:10+11:00
October 23rd, 2019|

Despite antimicrobial resistance being one of the greatest challenges facing healthcare, prescription rates in aged care facilities are on the rise and residents and care [...]

Aged care workers underpaid, undervalued and short-staffed, Royal Commission told

By Robert Fedele|
2019-10-16T19:41:20+11:00
October 16th, 2019|

Many personal care workers (PCWs) in aged care believe they would be better off financially working as supermarket checkout operators, the Aged Care Royal Commission [...]

Over half of Australia’s aged care residents live in homes with staffing that would rate one or two stars in the US

By ANMJ Staff|
2019-10-14T12:16:00+11:00
October 14th, 2019|

More than half of Australia’s aged care residents live in homes with staffing levels that only rate one or two stars when compared to the [...]

Assessing pain in residents experiencing dementia in residential aged care

By Amy Licheni and Gylo Hercelinskyj|
2019-09-18T11:08:56+11:00
October 8th, 2019|

The purpose of this study was to identify if nurses and personal care assistants were instigating best practice in pain assessment in a low-level residential [...]

Media release: AGED CARE IN CRISIS – CARE CAN’T WAIT: Doctors and nurses unite to put care back into aged care

By ANMJ contributor|
2019-09-30T09:00:05+11:00
September 30th, 2019|

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) are today jointly calling on the Federal government to act now to [...]

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