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.

Seniors Month 2021 to celebrate older Northern Territorians

The valuable contribution seniors make to their communities will be celebrated this month with an action-packed program of events across the Territory, including online exercise classes.

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.

Funding for a new training centre for optimal ageing

Monash University has been awarded $4.58 million from the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Program to establish a new ARC Training Centre for Optimal Ageing.

Medicine Safety is a game of Russian roulette for older Australians

PSA remains deeply concerned by the findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, particularly in relation to medicine safety and the extensive use of sedatives in aged care facilities.

Neighbourhoods affect perceptions of safety in older people

Older people living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods are not significantly affected by a fear of crime compared to younger populations, researchers from Australia and Germany have discovered.

Key support services for older people across Victoria during the COVID-19 lockdown

Older Persons Advocacy Network, is encouraging older people, their families and carers to utilise support services during lockdown periods and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Importance of engagement for people living with dementia during lockdowns

Because of restrictions and lockdowns, Dementia Australia is calling on the community, including health and aged care staff, to maintain engagement with people impacted by dementia during COVID enforced isolations.

Leading the way in aged care improvements

The SAHMRI-based Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA) has been entrusted to grow its position as the only national data solution for policy and practice change in aged care.

Supporting more Aboriginal workers in the disability and aged-care sector

Disability and aged-care services in the Northern Territory staffing by Aboriginal Territorians is a driver behind a new health services traineeship designed to upskill Indigenous workers in the sector.

Caffeine cuts close to the bone when it comes to osteoporosis

When it comes to drinking coffee, new research finds that excess caffeine may be linked to an increased risk of osteoporosis.

Seniors COVID-19 response strengthened

New South Wales is receiving Federal Government emergency preparedness and response activities with more stringent reporting requirements to protect senior Australians.

Queensland campaign to shine a light on advance life planning

A new awareness campaign to understand advance life planning will help protect Queenslanders from the risk of elder abuse in later stages of life.