Psychological services needed in aged care

| 31 Aug 2016

A university study has found that rates of psychological services in residential aged care are low, despite higher rates of anxiety and depression in older Australians. The Swinburne University of Technology study found that staff education and improved funding mechanisms would help to improve access to psychological services.

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Tags: aged care, ageing population, anxiety, depression, health, mental health, psychology, residential aged care, residential aged care facility, wellbeing

Sophia Bolden

Communications Coordinator

Sophia Bolden is the Communications Coordinator at Telstra Health - ADCC (formerly iCareHealth). With a background in the disability and aged care sector, she brings an understanding and passion for aged care. Sophia recognises the importance of social media and online communication in relating technology and aged care news in the most effective way possible.

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