Enlisting members for a Queensland “Care Army”
Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland Chief Executive, Mark Tucker-Evans said the outpouring of community support for older and vulnerable Queenslanders in response to the COVID-19 is heartfelt and inspiring.
Australians 65 and older first to access influenza vaccine - FLUAD® Quad
Seqirus Australia welcomes the listing of FLUAD® Quad (Inactivated Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine (Surface Antigen), Adjuvanted) on the 2020 National Immunisation Program (NIP), for adults aged 65 and older.
Parliamentary inquiry recommends voluntary assisted dying in Queensland
A long-running parliamentary inquiry into end of life related issues has recommended that a scheme to allow voluntary assisted dying is legislated in Queensland.
Hotel rooms pilot to protect WA rough sleepers from COVID-19
The Western Austrlaian Government is moving to protect some of the most vulnerable members of the WA community from the impacts of COVID-19.
Robodebts should be cancelled
After revelations that the government reportedly owes 450,000 people more than half a billion dollars in false robodebts, ACOSS calls on the government to immediately cancel all robodebts and refund the money plus interest.
JobKeeper payment to keep Australians in jobs
The Federal Government will provide a wage subsidy to around 6 million workers who will receive a flat payment of $1,500 per fortnight through their employer, before tax.
Aged care activities pause due to COVID-19
With considerable resources from the Aged Care sector and Government now required in the campaign to keep Senior Australians safe during the COVID-19 outbreak – several long term measures will be put on hold for at least six months.
Royal Commission statement on COVID-19
The Chair of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, the Hon G T Pagone QC, calls upon all in the Australian community, including aged care providers, to be vigilant about the many impacts of, and responses to, COVID19.
Intergenerational care practice may offer future career pathways
New career pathways in intergenerational care practice may be the way of the future according to Griffith University researchers.
Temporary licensing changes in place to help elderly and essential WA workers
The Western Australia Department of Transport is introducing several changes to its services to manage disruption arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
1 in 10 with epilepsy sustain serious physical injuries
Call to improve community awareness, support & response to seizures this Purple Day®
Update your medicines list now – you’ll need it if you go to hospital
If you take one or more regular medicines, now is the time to make sure you have an up-to-date list of all the medicines you take.
Frontline workers face life insurance claims denials
Five super funds continue to hit new members with pandemic exclusions.
Stockpile on sleep, not supermarket staples to protect from COVID-19
As panic-buyers continue to leave supermarket shelves bare, University of South Australia sleep experts are reminding people that it’s sleep that they need to stockpile if they want to ensure the best possible health during the pandemic.
Tips to stay active at home during the COVID-19 crisis
With many people now self-isolating and social distancing at home, the need to stay active has never been greater.
Parliamentary inquiry report into aged care, end-of-life and palliative care
The report of the committee inquiry into aged care, end-of-life and palliative care was tabled in the Queensland Parliament on 24 March 2020.
New research offers fresh hope for early Alzheimer’s diagnosis
A global team of researchers has discovered a new biomarker that could be used to detect Alzheimer’s disease decades before symptoms emerge.
Making future medical decisions
National Advance Care Planning Week starts today encouraging Australians to plan their future care. But it prompts the questions - what does this mean in a time of COVID-19 and is now the right time?
Staying active in self-isolation quarantine or working from home
As more and more Australians find themselves isolated at home due to COVID-19, the Heart Foundation is offering tips for staying active when alone and in confined spaces.
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