How far do people move to access aged care?

New research shows many people in non-metropolitan regions move more than 100 kilometres, or drive for more than 60 minutes, from their home when they begin permanent residential aged care or use respite in an aged care facility.

Revamp aged care to stop the horror stories

Australia’s aged care system is failing older Australians and their families and needs to be overhauled, according to a new Grattan Institute report.

New visitation guidelines as aged care moves to COVID-normal

Visitation guidelines for aged care will be adjusted as the nation returns to COVID-normal.

Exercise and the brain: three ways physical activity changes its very structure

Regular exercise changes the structure of our bodies’ tissues in obvious ways, such as reducing the size of fat stores and increasing muscle mass. Less visible, but perhaps even more important, is the profound influence exercise has on the structure of our brains – an influence that can protect and preserve brain health and function throughout life.

National award for contribution to improving the lives of older Australians

A leading Charles Sturt University gerontology expert has been recognised for her contribution to advancing the care of older Australians.

Supporting senior South Australians through COVID-19 outbreak

Senior South Australians, including those in aged care, are being encouraged to reach out for support as the state responds to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

UQ joins Age-Friendly University Global Network

The University of Queensland has become the first university in the Southern Hemisphere to join the Age-Friendly University Global Network.

Virtual reality technology to improve pedestrian safety for older Australians

A new research project will see planned upgrades to roads and pedestrian areas simulated using virtual reality technology to improve road safety for older people.

Australian residential aged care quality indicators

Research presents over 50 quality indicators about residential aged care including how results are distributed across facilities.

New funding to make life for aged care residents cooler

Life in aged care could become a whole lot cooler thanks to an innovative new research project led by University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) and Griffith University.

Evidence against paired brain training and stimulation for older adults

Brain training and electrical stimulation may not enhance cognition in older adults, according to a University of Queensland study.

Benefits of multivitamins/mineral supplements may be all in the mind

The health benefits of multivitamin/mineral supplements may be all in the minds of those who take them, prompted by positive expectations of effectiveness rather than hard evidence.

Getting home safely: Finding missing people with dementia faster

Queensland University of Technology researchers are calling on people all over Australia to contribute ideas to a new project that aims to get more people with dementia home safely if they go missing.

Joint research project to bring pet robot ‘puppy’ to aged care residents

Aged care residents in Perth will soon see MiRo, a robotic pet or ‘petoid,’ as part of a project between Curtin University, The Brainary, and Meath Care’s Michael Lee Centre in Perth.

Promising nutritional changes ahead for older Australians

The elevation of nutrition in aged care is a welcomed inclusion of the proposed recommendations presented by the Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Older Persons Legal Clinic

A free legal clinic to support some of the most vulnerable people in our society – older people was launched with the NSW Attorney General, The Hon. Mark Speakman SC MP.

Work value case to lift aged care wages 25 per cent

The Health Services Union will today launch a landmark work value case in the Fair Work Commission to lift wages for the aged care workforce by 25 per cent.

Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line extension

Dementia Australia has welcomed an announcement by the federal government of $2.5 million funding to extend the Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line until 30 June 2021.

Ageing in place: home is where our heart and health is

Age may well be just a number, but it will inevitably catch up to us. Physically, and mentally, we just won’t be able to do the things we once could.

PhD student turned sorrow into study with research to improve aged care practices

Australians are fortunate to be living longer than ever before, but this has not come without a new set of challenges for families as ageing parents with complex care needs and co-morbidities often need the services of residential aged care facilities (RACF).

WA Seniors set to be celebrated with Seniors Week back for 2020

Western Australia's Seniors Week 2020 commences today, with a range of activities and events that celebrate the contributions of older people and supports their active participation in community life.