Aged care nursing

Aged care nurses


Tell Touch – a digital health intervention for the aged care sector: an evaluation pilot

This project reports on a pilot evaluation of Tell Touch - a digital communication application. Tell Touch was developed as a feedback and complaints tool for use in aged care homes to protect older residents by measuring the extent of quality care provided and to...

Loss of motivation in dementia: a guide for carers

This resource is for anyone who lives with, or provides care to, a person living with dementia. It was co-developed with people living with dementia, as well as carers and former carers of people with dementia, who are members of the Sydney Dementia Network-Lived Experience...

Psychological injury in the New South Wales healthcare and social assistance industry: a retrospective cohort study

This research shows that healthcare and social assistance workers are twice as likely to file a workplace compensation claim for psychological injuries, compared to a similar dataset of workers in all non-healthcare industries, including construction, retail and law-enforcement services.
Policy report

Unfinished business: practical policies for better care at home

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety heard distressing stories about the problems with aged care, and made sweeping reform recommendations. This report shows how that money would improve the lives of older people who need support at home.

A roadmap for quality dementia care

This strategy document has been developed following extensive engagement and consultation with the health and aged care sector - and most importantly with people with the lived experience of dementia. The recommendations in this document are designed to improve the lifestyle, care and health outcomes...
Discussion paper

Financing aged care

The consultation paper examines how aged care is funded in Australia and overseas, and considers a range of options that have the potential to transform the way aged care is funded and delivered in Australia.
Briefing paper

Day in the life of a care and support worker

This research uses time diaries and interviews to obtain detailed data on workers’ time during the working day and their paid and unpaid work.

Nursing homes at the centre of the coronavirus pandemic

Lesley Russell looks at the dire impact of the coronavirus pandemic on nursing homes, how this might have been avoided, and what needs to be done in the future.

Review of international systems of long-term care of older people

The quality of life of older people is significantly affected by the way in which long-term care (LTC) is provided. The aim of this review is to provide learnings for the aged care system in Australia and to situate the Australian aged care system within...
Briefing paper

A history of aged care reviews

This background paper provides an overview of many of the major public reports and inquiries related to publicly-funded aged care in Australia since 1997, with a greater focus on the more recent of them. It deals primarily with official inquiries that generally involved submissions and...

Improving the health of older aged care workers

This study of older ‘pink collar’ workers in aged care points to the need for policy and practice changes to ensure Australia has enough skilled workers to provide quality care, and to protect and support the physical and emotional health of those workers.

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety: NACCHO submission

NACCHO’s submission includes feedback received from their member services, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs), who deliver a range of services in urban, rural and remote communities across Australia.
Policy report

Our solution: quality care for people living with dementia

This communique was ratified by a diverse representation of people living with dementia, families and carers, at a national Consumer Summit on 26 June 2019.

Educating the future nursing workforce to meet the health needs of people with intellectual and developmental disability

The purpose of this submission is to makes a series of recommendations specific to the Review's Terms of Reference with respect to the: "educational preparation required for nurses to meet future health, aged care and disability needs of the Australian community including clinical training".

ANMF national aged care survey 2019: final report

The National Aged Care Survey was undertaken by the ANMF of staff working in residential and community aged care, to ascertain their concerns, experiences and views about working in the aged care sector. This survey follows up on a 2016 survey of staff and community...

Report on government services 2019: Community services - Chapter 14 Aged care services

This chapter focuses on government funded care and support services for older people and their carers, which are provided at home, in the community and in residential care facilities.
Fact sheet

Aged care policy, provision, and prospects

This fact sheet examines the aged care sector in Australia. It presents an overview of current policy, workforce and service providers and highlights areas for further research.

Tax avoidance by for-profit aged care companies: profit shifting on public funds

The chronic staffing crisis in Australia’s aged care system has led to dangerous workloads for nurses and carers resulting, too often, in missed care for vulnerable nursing home residents. This report finds that the big, 'for-profit' providers, clearly have the financial capacity to improve staffing...

Accentuating the positive: consumer experiences of aged care at home

Finding that most seniors receiving aged care at home think workers treat them with respect, meet their personal care and support needs, and are well trained, this report also argues that better coordination between home care and health services is required, along with improvements to...

ANMF national aged care survey 2016: final report

This survey explored how funding cuts are, or would, impact the delivery of care in residential care facilities across the States and Territories, with the aim of gathering information to place aged care as a key election issue and gain the attention of voters, and...
Journal article

What factors are important for deprescribing in Australian long-term care facilities? Perspectives of residents and health professionals

Older people living in long-term care facilities often have multimorbidity, requiring many prescription medicines. However, polypharmacy in older people is also associated with hospitalisations, adverse drug events, drug–drug interactions, drug– disease interactions, falls, impaired functional capacity and cognitive impairment. This article suggests that reducing polypharmacy...

Young people in nursing homes

This paper summarises research regarding the social inclusion of young people in nursing homes, and further outlines the policy and practical challenges related to this issue.

Laughing it off: uncovering the workplace experience of aged care nurses

Feminist economists are studying marketised care services, such as nursing homes, as the intersection of the performance of ‘care’, traditionally unpaid and provided within families by women, and ‘work’ as a paid means of earning a living. During research towards her doctoral thesis on how...