Better health care can ‘make economic sense’
A major new South Australian research group focusing on improving aged, disability and public health care models is commencing at Flinders University this year.
Lack of visibility in home care and dementia a major concern
The spotlight on home care at the Royal Commission into Aged Care Safety and Quality is long overdue, says Dementia Australia.
Switchboard funded to support LGBTI senior Australians
The Federal Government will provide an additional $122,500 to Switchboard Victoria to provide volunteer visits to LGBTI senior Australians under the Community Visitors Scheme.
Leafy greens maintain muscles
Popeye was on to something. Eating just one cup of leafy green vegetables like spinach each day may help maintain muscle strength and mobility into old age.
Nurse competency-based training leads to better care for the aged
A study of competency-based training for registered nurses in aged care has found the program produced nurses who were more confident and skilled in the specialist work of caring for older people.
New Charter of Aged Care Rights
New laws will compel all aged care providers to sign and conform to a single, strengthened Charter of Rights from 1 July 2019.
Confused about aged care in the home? These 10 charts explain how it works
This week, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety hearings focused on aged care in the home.
Cases of cancer triple since early 1980s, but survival rates are improving
Survival rates for most types of cancer are improving, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Federal Government must adequately fund National Plan for Elder Abuse
Western Australia Seniors and Ageing Minister Mick Murray has called on the Federal Government to properly fund the National Plan for Elder Abuse.
Increase in aged care subsidies
Federal Government funding in aged care totalling $467 million take effect in the form of subsidy increases from 20 March 2019.
Human rights based approach to aged care welcomed
Dementia Australia has welcomed the Australian Greens policy release and their human rights based approach to aged care.
Federal Government elder abuse plan
For the first time, Australia has a National Plan to combat abuse of older Australians – and victims have a new National Hotline to help them.
Why we’re struggling to meet demand for subsidised home care
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is this week turning its focus to aged care in the home.
A universal dental care scheme for Australia
Australia should introduce a Medicare-style universal insurance scheme for primary dental care, to ensure all Australians can go to the dentist when they need to, according to a new Grattan Institute report.
Seniors not sleeping well, but with less fatigue than younger people
Older Australians might toss and turn at night, but they’re still more likely than younger people to bounce out of bed in the morning, new sleep data shows.
Students invent balance ball to prevent falls in the elderly
A remarkable new project from two University of Canberra PhD students, the Equilibri Balance Ball aims to help reduce falls in the elderly and the balance-impaired, such as Parkinson’s disease sufferers.
Proposed new residential care funding model
A landmark University of Wollongong study about a new residential aged care funding model—the Australian National Aged Care Classification—has been released today.
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