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Osteoporosis: the silent disease of aged care

Residential aged care facilities can be doing more to treat osteoporosis and can do better to prevent falls and osteoporosis-related fractures. These are the conclusions from a new study looking at anti-osteoporosis medication use in aged care. The study also ...

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Tailoring care in remote communities

Bidyadanga is a small town in the Kimberley region of WA. Approximately 1590km north of Perth and 180km south of Broome. It is the definition of a remote Aussie town. It’s home to around 800 people with five different language groups, and ...

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New gerontology framework to ensure skills for nurses

In the wake of the Royal Commission and a perceived skills shortage in the sector, the University of Wollongong, in partnership with Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, have released the Gerontological Nursing Competencies (GNCs) framework. The framework provides an evidence-based ...

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Palliative care nurse blazing a trail to awards

The inaugural Health Minister’s award for nursing trailblazers has been awarded to a Canberra nurse for her work in improving the delivery of palliative care to Australians living in residential aged care. Nikki Johnston, a palliative care nurse practitioner based ...

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