Tough as nails: Older people reluctant to ask for mental health support

New Edith Cowan University research has found that more than 40 per cent of older Australians with chronic disease would be unlikely to seek help for mental health conditions even if they needed it.

Misuse of restrictive practices in aged care deeply concerning say psychiatrists

The confronting Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, Interim report: Neglect, confirms the need for an urgent overhaul of Australia’s aged care system says the principal body representing psychiatrists.

Under-insurance to cost homeowners hundreds-of thousands

New research has found vast numbers of Aussie property owners could have their homes under-insured by up to 66 per cent, leading to devastating financial loses in the event of a claim.

Aged care in regional areas – Royal Commission Mudgee hearing

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold a hearing in Mudgee, NSW, from Monday 4 November to Wednesday 6 November 2019.

International Rose Garden Festival

The International Rose Garden Festival, Morwell in Victoria takes place over the weekend of the 16-17 November 2019 and this year will showcase over 4000 roses in bloom.

Malnutrition in aged care: one quarter of submissions just the tip of the iceberg

One in four submissions to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety outline accounts of appalling food and rates of malnutrition in aged care.

Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report provides Government the mandate to commence transformation

Australians peak bodies COTA, NSA and Dementia Australia have congratulated the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety on its “Interim Report: Neglect”.

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Interim Report

Aged Care in Australia: A Shocking Tale of Neglect.

Royal Commission Background Paper 8: A History of Aged Care Reviews

Successive Australian governments have shown a lack of willingness to commit to change or to adopt recommendations from a multitude of reviews and inquiries into aged care over more than 20 years.

Working conditions in aged care homes are awful, largely because the work is done by women

The aged care royal commission is the just the latest in an avalanche of reviews and inquires over three decades that have found the same things: abuse and neglect and, lying behind them, appalling work conditions.

UWA’s SPARK app to change the ageing and disability sectors

A unique multi-purpose mobile app in development at the University of Western Australia is set to improve the independence of seniors at home.

Aged care overhaul needed for older NZ adults living with extreme obesity

New research led by Victoria University of Wellington researchers shows New Zealand’s aged care sector will be under pressure unless more support is provided to a growing older population living with obesity.

Putting pain services on the map

Federal Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, has today launched Painaustralia’s National Pain Services Directory at Parliament House.

Social needs of older people unmet by aged care workers

A joint study finds unsettling evidence the aged care system is overlooking older people’s basic social and emotional needs as part of accepted business practices.

Silver Book resource – caring for older people

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has launched the fifth edition of the Silver Book - a go to guide for the complex clinic care of older people.

Better wages, better care: improving the aged care sector

In her submission and evidence to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, RMIT’s Professor Sara Charlesworth urged the Federal Government to address wages and working conditions.

Education program improves care quality in aged care

An education at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney has resulted in significant improvement in care service quality in aged care homes.

Men's breast cancer risks awareness urged

October 20 is Male Breast Cancer Awareness Day, and Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is using it to highlight a lack of awareness by men about the disease.

New report raises further fears for viability of aged care

Leading Age Services Australia says new data reveals the need for Government intervention to relieve financial stress affecting the aged care sector, while the Aged Care Royal Commission goes about its work.

Heart attack patients’ independence - simple function test

A study just published in JAMA Internal Medicine finds that hospitals can administer a simple walking test to evaluate the likelihood of functional decline in older adults following a heart attack.

Osteoporosis national action plan launch

Osteoporosis Australia (OA), and the Australian Government officially launched the National Strategic Action Plan for Osteoporosis in Canberra.