Browse resources created and collated by ARIIA as a trusted, evidence-based guide to supporting innovation across the aged care sector.
The future of aged care: Provider governance
This blog from Maddocks on the Mic discusses aged care provider governance from a legal perspective focusing on recommendations from the Royal Aged Care Commission.
Clinical governance as a support for spiritual health
This blog, written by Adjunct Professor Cathy Balding for Meaningful Ageing Australia, discusses clinical governance in relation to aspects of physical, emotional and spiritual health in aged care.
Clinical governance framework
The Riverview Lutheran Rest Home framework provides a guide to inform clinical governance. This is done by setting out key structures, systems and processes that enable whole of organisation accountability for the delivery of quality, safe clinical care based principles of person-centred care.
Clinical governance policy
This report describes how to establish a clinical governance framework, based on the key principles in aged care regulations and standards (e.g., the Aged Care Quality Standards and the Commonwealth Aged Care Act 1997).
Support, confidence, coping skills and burnout in residential aged care staff
Given Australia’s ageing population and a growing demand for aged care staff, preventing occupational burnout within residential aged care facilities will continue to be a major challenge for the sector into the future. Researchers from Swinburne University explore some of the unique stressors faced by this workforce and suggest how organisations might address them to improve job satisfaction and worker retention.
Technology in aged care: Maintaining dignity
Dignity is an important consideration in aged care to ensure older people maintain their sense of value and worth regardless of their physical or cognitive abilities. Technology use should be used to support care and not violate dignity. This resource from ARIIA is a short easy-to-read summary of the research evidence.
Technology in aged care: Telehealth acceptance
Telehealth uses ICT to deliver healthcare services remotely. Factors that improve or reduce the acceptance of telehealth in aged care were identified as part of a scoping review of the human factors associated with technology uptake. This resource from ARIIA is a short easy-to-read summary of the research evidence.
A letter from the heart to aged care workers
Judith Leeson reflects on her own career pathway and how there are similarities with that of many workers in community and residential aged care. Reflecting on how people often learn informally as they work, Judith writes to encourage care workers to break out of their comfort zone and consider embarking on a new learning journey.
Technology in aged care: Privacy and safety
Some technologies used in aged care settings raise privacy concerns for older people, their families, aged care staff, and providers. This resource from ARIIA is a short easy-to-read summary of the research evidence.
Technology in aged care: Implementing technology
There can be no one-size-fits-all approach to successful implementation due to the relationships between the technical, human, and organisational factors in complex care settings such as aged care. This resource from ARIIA is a short easy-to-read summary of the research evidence.