Residents being charged for accommodation they can’t fully use and services no longer delivered have nowhere to turn.
Research shows that violence between patients is prevalent, often overlooked and largely unaddressed.
People living in sustainable dwellings may use less energy and water which leads to lower bills. But older people may suffer cognitive decline and struggle to use sustainable technology devices.
A study shows the COVID-19 pandemic has made Canadians fear sub-standard and dangerous living conditions in nursing homes. They want home care, and tax policies that will support it.
There are around 50 sexual assaults in Australian aged care homes every week. But staff are expected to assess the severity and impact of incidents without training.
Some older patients forego the food provided at their health care facility because it isn’t aligned with their religious and cultural preferences.
COVID-19 hit long-term care facilities hard. Addressing the trauma that residents and staff endured is key to regaining trust in a space that may no longer feel safe.
Examining the records of 2,900 nursing homes we’ve found no evidence that where there’s more competition there’s better care or lower prices.
Women often feel stuck caring for others. We must consider how we can learn from them and from care scholars about what needs to change.
Evidence suggests messages the patient thought to be crystal clear often appear unclear to doctors and family.
In the absence of guidelines or training regarding sexual expression in long-term care homes, most staff are ‘just winging it’ on potentially sensitive issues.
Nursing homes have struggled through COVID-19 deaths and lockdowns. Giving nurses more quality time with patients can help them win back trust.
A neuropsychologist who works in these skilled care facilities describes the changing populations. With COVID-19, many nursing homes are now struggling to stay in business.
Disappointingly, however, this report gives the government room to pick and choose recommendations as the cabinet likes.
Canadians are living longer, but are they living well? The challenges to aging well go beyond the problems in long-term care. Substantial change to Canada’s support service systems is long overdue.
In September, production of rapid tests really ramped up in the US. But due to low accuracy and massive numbers needed, these tests alone are unlikely to have much of an effect on the pandemic.
Over one-third of America’s COVID-19 deaths have been nursing home residents. Employee policies, particularly for low-paid aides, have sharply raised the risk.
If Australia created more age-friendly neighbourhoods — which really are more liveable for everyone — then we wouldn’t have to rely so heavily on underfunded, substandard aged-care homes.
The aged care royal commission’s recent report on COVID-19 recommended accredited infection prevention and control experts be sent into residential aged care. Here’s what that means.
The aged care royal commission has released its special report into COVID-19. But the recommendations generally fall short, and come too late.