Browse resources created and collated by ARIIA as a trusted, evidence-based guide to supporting innovation across the aged care sector.
Empowering Aged Care: Innovations in Education and Training
Learning is the process of gaining knowledge and skills through study, experience, or instruction. As the need for aged care communities continues to grow, there is a significant demand to invest in developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of the workforce to meet current and future requirements.
El Nino officially declared: What does it mean for older Australians?
With the intensity and frequency of heat events expected to increase in Australia, we must better prepare our vulnerable populations. Mehak Oberai from Griffith University explains how mobilising all relevant stakeholders to promote the understanding of ‘heat as a health issue’, can empower older people with increased awareness and improved readiness against this silent killer.
Themed ITP Round: Reablement
Find out how ARIIA's Innovator Training Program (ITP) themed sessions focussing on reablement have empowered health care professionals to develop evidence-based solutions to issues identified within their organisation. Dr Stephanie Champion explains how, with expert guidance and accessible resources, ARIIA’s Innovators are reshaping care through co-designing projects with consumers and local staff to support older people to live well for as long as possible.
Promoting excellence: The vital role of clinical effectiveness and research in health care
Clinical governance integrates clinical effectiveness, research, whilst fostering teamwork to optimise outcomes for consumers. Find out how building strong leadership, operational processes, and a positive workplace culture to incorporate practices such as credentialing, audits, and adherence to guidelines; can contribute to safe and quality care.
Helping people living with dementia to look after their eyes
This blog highlights the importance of addressing preventable sight loss for people living with dementia, often due to treatable conditions such as cataract or outdated glasses. It reminds us of the importance of regular eye tests for people living with dementia in any care setting, to detect and address sight problems. This can help them maintain quality of life and continue doing what they value.
Searching for aged care information online – introduction
Online technologies like the internet, provide access to information and websites anywhere anytime. This blog provides useful tips on how to make your search for information a smooth and rewarding experience.
Palliative care and end of life: Death of place
Dying in one’s place of choice is associated with increased satisfaction with end-of-life care. A person may prefer dying in their own home, an aged care residential facility, or a hospital. This resource from ARIIA is a short easy-to-read summary of the research evidence.
Responding to the person: Dementia behaviour support and beyond
Discover how Dementia Support Australia is actively delivering behaviour support services throughout Australia, in partnership with both caregivers and care providers. Feedback is an important part of shaping how support is delivered and how we respond to these programs.
Ageing with excellence: Unravelling the power of auditing to enhance quality care!
Catherine Scott explores how using both internal and external audits can help to improve standards of care and comply with Aged Care Quality Indicators and Quality and Safety Standards. Benefits for aged care services in undertaking auditing their care practice include identifying and managing risks, increasing compliance, providing verification and reassurance, demonstrating quality, and fostering positive health.
RACF residents avoid hospital with virtual ED consultations
Phillip De Bondi highlights the success of the South Australian Virtual Care Service (SAVCS) in virtually connecting Emergency Department (ED) trained clinicians with residential aged care residents and staff. Through the use of these virtual consultations, alternative care pathways have been used to help residents in avoiding admissions to the ED and receive care without leaving their homes.