GERT Age Simulation Suit

GERT Age Simulation Suit

At Aged Care GP we passionately care about creating a better life for older people, and part of this is increasing our understanding of what life is like for them. We’re the first organisation in Victoria to invest in a GERT age simulation suit. This incredible technology helps doctors, nurses and facility staff understand what it’s like to be an older person, and to be more sympathetic to the daily challenges they face.

Advanced Care Planning - understanding the recent changes to the law

Advanced Care Planning - understanding the recent changes to the law

“I’m obsessed about creating a better quality of life and experience for residents of aged care, aged care facilities and the doctors that we’re very privileged to work with. One particular area of education I want to share with you today is the subject of advanced care planning. It’s an area that’s very Important and fundamental for all of us who work in and around aged care, and important to understand the recent changes to the law.”

Dr Sachin Patel GP and Founder of Aged Care GP

The Coroner - information to assist GPs working in aged care

The Coroner - information to assist GPs working in aged care

“I’m obsessed about creating a better quality of life and experience for residents of aged care, aged care facilities and the doctors that we’re very privileged to work with. Today I want to help by dissipating some of the worry and angst that occurs in aged care around the subject of the Coroner.”

Dr Sachin Patel GP and Founder of Aged Care GP

H COD - four simple steps to assist GPs working in aged care

H COD - four simple steps to assist GPs working in aged care

“I’m obsessed about creating a better quality of life and experience for residents of aged care, aged care facilities and the doctors that we’re very privileged to work with. As a GP by implementing these four simple steps you will significantly improve your experience of working in aged care.”

Dr Sachin Patel GP and Founder of Aged Care GP

Studies to Tackle Superbugs in Aged Care

Studies to Tackle Superbugs in Aged Care

Research into antibiotic-resistant bacteria or superbugs is being conducted in Australia to understand its manifestations. This initiative is deemed necessary and important due to the alarming increase of infection among aged care patients.

Two research projects on antimicrobial resistance are now being funded and researchers and medical professionals aim to provide strategies and a policy guide to reduce its spread.

Staffing ratio in Australia's aged care

Staffing ratio in Australia's aged care

A group of Australian healthcare workers is lobbying for mandatory staffing ratios for aged care and calling for the immediate enactment of the law. The group is also calling for the maximisation of funds to avoid any out-of-pocket charges. The proposal posits that the aged care industry must adhere to mandated minimum ratios of skilled staff to take care of the elderly, a similar provision currently adhered to in the child care industry. 

Improving aged care through the innovAGEING network

Improving aged care through the innovAGEING network

Innovation in these modern times is something that should be embraced. Being synonymous with progress, it is especially favourable for Australia’s rapidly-growing aged care sector. Change and transformation is necessary so that the elderly can receive the services, products, and models that will meet their individual needs.

Surveillance cameras in aged care facilities

Surveillance cameras in aged care facilities

Occupational Therapy Australia believes that cameras can play a big role in uncovering issues and calling out assaults happening in nursing homes, thus, they recommend their installation. Yet, meeting a balance between ‘right to privacy and dignity’ and ‘right to live in a safe, home-like environment’ must take place before this is executed.