The key barriers to meaningful aged care reform
A record funding commitment has been made to fix a failing aged care system, but University of Melbourne experts ask how far does the new Australian Budget go?
Competition isn’t improving the aged care sector
A University of Melbourne study finds more competition is not associated with better quality of care or lower prices in aged care, prompting policy reform.
COVID-19, age discrimination and aged care
University of Melbourne experts say government policy that keeps aged care residents out of hospitals or hospitals refusing admission is age discrimination.
Alzheimer’s disease during a pandemic
While COVID-19 has changed the way people with Alzheimer’s disease access care, it’s led to innovation and collaboration, say University of Melbourne experts.
People in aged care sector need psychological as well as physical protection
Our aged care staff, as well as residents, need 'psychological PPE' to protect their mental wellbeing during COVID-19 say University of Melbourne experts.
More transparency needed in PPE supply chains
Amid COVID-19, the supply of personal protective equipment in Australia must be more transparent to help better planning, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Dealing with COVID-19 in aged care
Communication and connection are critical in addressing COVID-19 outbreaks and lockdown in Victoria’s aged care facilities, says University of Melbourne expert
Caring for India’s elderly during COVID-19
India’s COVID-19 lockdown is particularly difficult for the country’s elderly but University of Melbourne experts say steps than can be taken to ease the burden
Keeping aged care residents connected
People in aged care homes were already isolated before the COVD-19 crisis but University of Melbourne research finds new technology can help better connect them
Finding memories in music
University of Melbourne music therapist Professor Felicity Baker uses singing and songwriting to ease the behavioural and emotional symptoms of dementia.