VIC Multicultural seniors grants awarded

The Victorian Government is helping seniors from culturally diverse backgrounds get involved and stay active in their communities.

New aged care quality standards tool roll-out

Aged care quality control and monitoring has taken an important step forward, with the national roll-out of a new device to improve evidence collection and streamline customer feedback.

Former director of aged care facility charged with fraud

The former director of Parklane Assets Pty Ltd (Parklane), Mrs Gela Anne Newitt, has been charged with fraud. Counsel for Mrs Newitt appeared on her behalf on 7 June 2017 in the Melbourne Magistrates' Court.

Minister for Aged Care statement on retirement homes regulation

The Minister for Aged Care Mr Ken Wyatt said that the Federal Government will not tolerate any behaviour that leads to the exploitation of elderly and vulnerable Australians.

Migrant and refugee background job seekers in aged care

The Victorian Government is helping jobs eekers from migrant and refugee backgrounds find jobs in Melbourne’s aged and disability care sector.

Retirement village residents blinded by complex contracts

Seniors' advocacy group, COTA Australia, is calling on the federal government to consider implementing a national regulatory system for retirement village providers.

Looming housing crisis for older Australians

Seniors advocate, COTA Australia hosted a housing policy summit last Thursday, with a looming crisis as older Australians face rising rental prices and carrying mortgages into retirement.

Stroke treatment a cruel lottery - the regional health divide

Regional and rural communities are bearing the brunt of Australia’s stroke burden, according to an updated Stroke Foundation report.

Co-housing works well for older people, once they get past the image problem

Housing Australia’s ageing population in homes that are affordable, accessible and sustainable presents a major challenge, particularly in a time of rising housing costs.

What is 'cognitive reserve'?

As we get older we have a greater risk of developing impairments in areas of cognitive function – such as memory, reasoning and verbal ability.

Call for submissions for on the National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes

Federal Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt has opened submissions to the Review of National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes.

Support for former Australian Defence Force personnel

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today called on the veteran community to help spread the important message about the mental health support available to former ADF personnel.

Surprising ways to beat anxiety and become mentally strong – according to science

Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? Perhaps you thought you had got over it, only for the symptoms to return with a vengeance?

National disability recognition for Brisbane City Council

Brisbane City Council has been presented with the Disability Access Award to for their work in implementing the Brisbane Access and Inclusion Plan.

New measures of ageing may show 70 is the new 60

Ageing should be based on the number of years people are likely to live in a given country.

Free entry to Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

Seniors and pensioners can now enjoy free entry to Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre every Tuesday.

Robodebt report released

The Senate has released its scathing report on the Department of Social Security error ridden debt determination and collection system.

Elder abuse must be more than a legal response

Benetas calls for greater emphasis on capacity building and quality improvement after the release of the Australian Law Reform Commission report, Elder Abuse - A National Legal Response.

New National Rural Health Commissioner

New legislation has paved the way for the appointment of a new champion for rural health and the doctors, nurses and allied health workers who care for those living in these communities.

Palliative & Aged Care Forum Shines Light on Improving End-of-Life & Ageing Care

The Palliative & Aged Care Forum took place on 14 - 16 June 2017 within the Rydges on Swanston Melbourne.

Future of Australia's aged care sector workforce report released

The Federal Government has received the Senate Community Affairs References Committee report into the future of Australia’s aged care workforce.