Stroke care divide costing lives

Inequalities in acute stroke care and services are costing lives and leaving thousands of Australians with unnecessary disability, according to a new Stroke Foundation Report.

Still doing fine at 104 years of age

Dot Devine turned 104 on Friday and celebrated her remarkable milestone at the Peninsula Villages Umina based facility with friends, family and staff.

Information sessions on rights for Sydney's older people

The City of Sydney’s community centres will this month host free information sessions for older people to learn more about their rights and available support services to protect them from abuse.

COTA measuring quality and consumer choice in aged care

COTA Australia is asking Australians their views about the quality of life and quality of care in aged care services.

Reducing power costs for Victorians

Almost three hundred thousand Victorian households will see their power prices reduced by up to 28 per cent in 2018.

National Domestic Violence Order Scheme

All Domestic Violence Orders (DVOs) issued in an Australian state or territory from 25 November 2017 are automatically recognised and enforceable across Australia.

Colouring book for older people

A new adult colouring book specifically designed for older people will help them to discover the joy and wellbeing that comes from colouring and mindfulness books.

More older Australians will be homeless unless governmenets act

One of the most pressing challenges older Australians face is finding secure accommodation with suitable amenities.

Moderate coffee drinking “more likely to benefit health than to harm it” say experts

Three or four cups a day confers greatest benefit, except in pregnancy and for women at risk of fracture.

Different types of alcohol elicit different emotional responses

Different types of alcohol elicit different emotional responses, but spirits are most frequently associated with feelings of aggression, suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Open.

Consumers can have their say with new model to rate aged care

A new evidence-based index offers insights into consumer experiences of aged care.

Homelessness is a growing concern for older Australians

Mission Australia’s Ageing and Homelessness: solutions for a growing problem report calls for urgent action to reduce the number of older Australians being pushed into homelessness.

A robot care assistant for elderly people – here's how it works

Not all robots will take over human jobs.

LGBTI Aged Care Strategy

The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, MP today released the findings of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Aged Care Strategy Review.

A quick walk could significantly reduce physical inactivity ailments

A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows that small increases in our levels of physical activity could have major positive health impact.

Outstanding Victorian Aboriginal leaders honoured

The Victorian Government is celebrating the achievements of Aboriginal leaders who have made a profound contribution to their local communities and to Victoria.

Osteoarthritis: top five tips for ongoing management

With more than two million Australians estimated to have osteoarthritis, NPS MedicineWise reveals its top five tips to help manage and reduce the pain caused by the condition.

Volunteers sought for knee pain study

Researchers at The University of Queensland’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences are seeking participants for a kneecap pain research project.

Exercise aids recovery from brain injury

Exercise is an important part of recovery for people with brain injury, University of Queensland researchers have found.

Best Product of the Year Awards of 2018

The best and most innovative new products of 2018 have been revealed - as voted by thousands of Australian consumers in the 9th annual Product of the Year Awards.

Free support for cancer awareness

A free online self-help tool to support people recently diagnosed with cancer has been launched in South Australia.