Gerontology & Geriatrics

New aged care funding model offers reform for Australians

The profile of Australian aged care residents has changed markedly in recent years, and the developers of a new system for classifying residents, published today by the Medical Journal of Australia, say their model is better ...

Pediatrics

Children in care 'suffer poor health for decades'

Children and young people who grow up in care are up to four times more likely to suffer from poor health 30 years later than those who grew up with their parents, finds new research from UCL and King's College London.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mitigating the impacts of COVID‑19 in senior care homes

Around the world, residential care and nursing homes have shown to be highly vulnerable to COVID-19. In Canada, these complexes have seen hundreds of deaths as result of the deadly virus. Here in Nova Scotia, Northwood has ...

Health

Pandemic exposes deep flaws in Canadian home care system

The pandemic has infiltrated long-term care facilities, infecting staff and residents alike and resulting in scores of deaths. Now one U of T Mississauga sociologist is sounding the alarm for a hidden population that is also ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Improving well-being in nursing homes

Residential care facilities and nursing homes are not widely regarded as appealing places to live or work. In both professional practice and research, the emphasis is often on reducing negative aspects such as the heavy workload ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

How to check if a nursing home is up to scratch

If you've read the headlines about poor standards in Australia's nursing homes, it's only natural to be concerned about your own family or friends in residential aged care.

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