Challenge of Older Prisoners

As the prison population has aged over the last decade, an extra 1500 inmates who are over 50 are now in prisons.

New vehicles for QLD elderly organisations

A new fleet of cars, buses and people movers are destined for local home and community care organisations across Queensland.

e-Health records blueprint released

A national blueprint for the development of e-health records to be launched on 1 July 2012 has been released.

Demand pain relief to the end

Planning early for end of life and the pain relief available is essential for people with dementia, yet most do not do it while they can still make their own decisions.

New Social Security Agreement with Macedonia

A new Social Security Agreement with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia will make retirement easier for around 4000 residents of Australia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Older Australians to contribute more to economy

The Australian Government will establish an Advisory Panel on the Economic Potential of Senior Australians to ensure the potential of the older members of our community is considered in a range of policy debates.

No national plan to prevent stroke deaths

Stroke is still the second biggest cause of death in Australia.

New resource for patients with Chronic Heart Failure

New information to help sufferers of Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) is now available for cardiologists, GPs, practice nurses and allied health professionals.

People with dementia don’t receive adequate care

Four in five Australians agree: people with dementia don’t receive adequate care within the community.

Access to Indigenous health services eased by new health brokers

A new health brokerage service has been established for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the inner north of metropolitan Melbourne.

Mobility scooter injuries examined in ACCC report

New research into injury data found a total of 442 hospitalisations related to motorised mobility scooter fall injuries during the two years from July 2006 and June 2008.

Seniors must plan a fire escape

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Commissioner Greg Mullins has encouraged older residents to take the time during Seniors Week to prepare their homes to prevent fires and draw up a fire escape plan.

Seniors morning movies in TAS and VIC

Village Cinemas Australia offering Tasmanian and Victorian seniors and friends $7 tickets to a schedule of hit films.

Robots to help improve the care of dementia patients

An aged care and technology forum in Sydney in April will hear how interactive robots are being used to improve the care and quality of life.

Inadequate funding for medical imaging

Medicare funding for diagnostic imaging services faced by many patients could be life-threatening.

Australians missing out on mental health care

Mental health evaluation shows too many Australians missing out on care.