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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preventable sight loss for people living with dementia, often due to treatable conditions such as cataract or outdated glasses.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.
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.
Building reablement capabilities in the aged care workforce
This blog by Dr Claire Gough discusses the importance of reablement approaches in the delivery of person-centred aged care. The ARIIA Knowledge and Implementation Hub (KIH) will support the themed ARIIA Innovator training program (ITP) in August of 2023, focusing on ways to integrate reablement into aged care services.
Defeating frailty: The power of a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) program
For older people, functional and emotional frailty (and pre-frailty) are associated with higher mortality and morbidity. This self-management hospital-to-home program - INDividualized therapy for Elderly Patients using Exercise and Nutrition to reduce depenDENCE post discharge (INDEPENDENCE) - is showing promising results on its preliminary effectiveness and acceptability among participants.
At home I can do what I like!
‘Small scale living’ or ‘household models’ of residential aged care are now proliferating across the world as an alternative to institutional models, but what are the features that make them work, what does make home, home?
Clinical governance in home care: A framework in the Strengthened Aged Care Quality Standards
What does ‘clinical governance’ mean in the context of home care? How is it relevant? This blog by Dr Melanie Tan explores the concept in parallel with the Strengthened Aged Care Quality Standards, and explains the imperative for all home care providers to embed clinical governance, whether or not they provide clinical care.