The Great Outdoors: Citizen Science puts healthy ageing on the map

A spot of sunshine, a love of nature, and a desire to make a difference – these three elements could be key to improving physical activity, health, and wellbeing of older South Australians.

Researchers to train next generation in supporting older Australians

Federation University Australia researchers are partners in a new training centre working to help improve the quality of life for older Australians.

Over 80 not ‘over the hill’

Later life can be a rich and fulfilling time, particularly if there is social-community engagement and meaning to every day activity.

Loneliness, isolation and heart disease: new study reveals deadly link

Loneliness, social isolation and a lack of social support can increase the risk of having a heart attack or stroke in older Australians.

Easing dementia’s burden on Indigenous Australians

Improving the impact of high dementia rates on Indigenous Australians and communities is the focus of a University of Queensland-led telehealth project with a global track record of success.

Home Care Workforce Support Program

Australia’s personal care workforce is being increased under a $91.8 million Federal Government initiative helping older people live at home for longer.

Australia’s shortage of aged-care workers requires immediate action

Australia is facing a shortage of at least 110,000 direct aged-care workers within the next decade unless urgent action is taken to boost the workforce, a new report by CEDA has found.

Are robots the answer for aged care during pandemics?

In an echo of last year’s devastating COVID-19 outbreak in Victorian aged care homes, the virus recently struck aged care in New South Wales, leaving people fearing for older parents and friends.

Northern Territory Seniors Policy 2021-2026 launched

Acknowledging the NT has Australia’s fastest-growing rate of seniors aged over 65-years, the Territory Government has launched its Northern Territory Seniors Policy 2021-2026.

Dental health week

Ignoring oral health can have serious implications on the rest of the body through impacts on a surprising and diverse range of negative effects.

RACGP welcomes support to vaccinate aged care and disability workers

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is welcoming new incentives for GPs to vaccinate aged care and disability workers.

People entering aged care with new GP experience an increase in medication

New research reveals people with dementia entering aged care with a new GP experienced a 20 per cent increase in prescribed medication.

Support for senior Australians as COVID-19 restrictions continue

Senior Australians affected by ongoing lockdowns can access vital support services to ensure they stay socially connected and maintain their health.

Wheatfields SA - $11m aged care funding

Freeling not-for-profit aged care home, Wheatfields Incorporated, is South Australia’s biggest winner with an $11.265 million Federal Government capital grant in the latest ACAR.

Blood pressure variability associated with increased risk of dementia

The long-term ASPREE study has revealed high blood pressure variability (BPV) in older adults, particularly in men, is associated with an increased risk of dementia and cognitive decline.

Blood donation is an essential service - exempt from all travel restrictions and stay at home orders

With lockdown announced for 11 local government areas in South East Queensland, it is important to remember blood and plasma donation remains absolutely vital and is one of the reasons you are allowed to leave the house.

Infrastructure funding and aged care boost

Senior Australians in regional and remote areas will benefit from a Federal Government investment in residential aged care infrastructure.

Extra support for WA’s seniors

312,000 Western Australian Seniors Card members are to share in almost $25.5 million cost of living rebate payments to help with the cost of daily expenses.

Time to strengthen the rights of older people

The Law Council of Australia remains committed to strengthening the rights of older people.

Corporations could improve profits while dealing with financial abuse rate

 Protecting Seniors Wealth has announced an opportunity for financial service companies to exponentially improve and assist in protecting clients.

How a new trade deal could make it harder to improve life for Australians in aged care

The 16-nation Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement signed in November 2020 between Australia and 14 nations including Singapore, Japan and China could make it harder to tighten the regulations relating to aged care.