Aged Care Complaints Commissioner 2016-17 annual report
The Aged Care Complaints Commissioner’s 2016-17 annual report shows that more people are becoming aware of the service and raising their concerns.
Seniors more tech-savvy than we think
Older Australians continue to use 'new' banking technology, with CommBank data showing 50 per cent of customers over the age of 65 use ATMs.
New $10 banknotes enter circulation
The new $10 banknote enters general circulation 20 September 2017, and follows the release of the new $5 banknote last year.
Siblings sharing caring for ageing parents
Caring for ageing parents is a very difficult task and can lead to some sensitive situations between siblings as they navigate the process.
CSIRO finds personality type diet derailers
In what is Australia’s largest diet and personality survey, food cravings were found to be one of the most common reasons diets get derailed.
Science spin prevalent, researchers warn
More than a quarter of biomedical scientific papers may utilise practices that distort the interpretation of results or mislead readers so that results are viewed more favourably.
VIC health system under flu surge pressure
Victoria’s entire health system is working together to tackle problems caused by one of its worst flu seasons.
Why people nearing the end of life need the same protection we offer children
Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
Hip fractures in the aged could cost $1 billion
In 2016 there were close to 22,000 hip fractures in Australia alone with an estimated cost of $908 million.
Home care data confirms concerns
Chief Executive Officer of Australia’s peak age services body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), Sean Rooney today noted the Government’s release of the Home Care Packages Program Data Report.
Carers Gateway providing support
A national online and telephone support service set up to provide assistance to Australia’s 2.7 million carers has already helped more than half a million people.
Extra support for meal home deliveries for older Australians
Older Australians living at home will benefit from Federal Government funding of an additional $8 million for meals providers through the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP).
Veterans PTSD research centre launched
A new Government-funded research centre into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder will tackle issues affecting lives of many veterans and their families.
Extra high need home care packages and $20 million My Aged Care revamp
The Federal Government has announced initiatives in home care services and improved access to the My Aged Care system, as it releases the report of the Legislated Review of Aged Care 2017.
Smart glasses for the vision impaired launched
The Royal Society for the Blind is the first organisation to bring eyewear technology to Australia, giving many visually impaired people the opportunity to see clearly for the first time.
Push to regulate mobility scooters
A recent National Party conference motion could punish seniors and people with disability, warns Assistive Technology Suppliers Australasia (ATSA).
QLD small craft users now have emergency locator beacon choice
A long popular safety accessory for bushwalkers and outback travellers, personal locator beacons are now hitting the Queensland waves on jet ski riders, kayakers and small boat sailors.
QLD’s first accredited Aboriginal Men’s Shed
Local men in Cherbourg will benefit from better mental health outcomes, with the official opening of Queensland’s first Men’s Shed Australia accredited Aboriginal Men’s Shed today.
Property driving rise in over-indebted households
Average household debt has almost doubled since 2003-04 according to the latest figures from the Survey of Income and Housing, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).