Home and community aged care staff encouraged to get vaccinated

Aged care staff who work in home care and community services are encouraged to get their COVID-19 vaccinations.

Regulations alignment across care and support sectors

Work to align regulation across the aged care, disability and veterans’ care sectors will improve quality and safety for participants and consumers.

Mable Community Grants

Applications for the 2021 Mable Community Grants close on 1 December 2021.

Community and disability professionals proud of their sector, but at risk of leaving

Professionals providing vital care and support to those living with disability and disadvantage were proud to work in their sector but are likely to leave unless there are more opportunities to progress and develop new skills, according to new HESTA research.

Recognising Victoria’s Outstanding Seniors

Ballarat dementia advocate Anne Tudor OAM has received the 2021 Premier’s Award for Victorian Senior of the Year.

Australian Government urged to implement rights-based Aged Care Act

A broad coalition of aged care and community sector organisations are urging the Australian Government to build on its current reform agenda and commit to implementing a rights-based Aged Care Act that embeds older people's rights at its core.

WA Seniors Strategy will put older Western Australians at front of mind

Seniors and Ageing Minister Don Punch has today announced the development of Western Australia's first Seniors Strategy at WA Seniors Week's premier event, 'Have a Go Day'.

New Aged Care Visitor Access Code released for public consultation

Australians are invited to consult on the revised Industry Code for Visiting Aged Care Homes, developed by 12 aged care consumer and provider organisations.

COVID-19 vaccine push to protect senior Australians at home

The Federal Government has opened a $20 million grant program for home care providers to increase and report on the vaccination rate of their workforce.

Should I take a gift? As borders open, how to prepare for reuniting with your grandkids

As border restrictions lift, family reunions are being planned around Australia. This is an exciting but also uncertain time, particularly for grandparents who have been separated from grandchildren.

New research shows how hard it is for ‘flying grannies’ to care for their Australian grandkids

In Australia, grandparents are the most popular form of childcare. Yet with almost 30% of Australians born overseas, for many families, grandparents are not close by.

Analysis of Delta outbreaks needed

LASA is calling on the Federal Government to conduct on an independent analysis of Delta COVID-19 outbreaks in aged care to inform the sector on keeping residents and staff safe as we begin living with COVID.

Recommendations of review into COVID outbreaks in aged care accepted

The Federal Government has accepted all 38 recommendations from a review into COVID-19 outbreaks in residential aged care facilities.

Grandparents Day

All over Australia this Sunday families will be celebrating Grandparent’s Day on 31 October.

Benetas calls for cosumer participation in service improvements

Aged care service provider, Benetas, has launched a Consumer Participation Register, designed to engage consumers from all walks of life in the growth and improvement of Benetas services.

How to support a person with dementia as lockdowns ease

Lockdowns lasting months in some states have seen tight restrictions on visitors to nursing homes. So as lockdowns ease, and if you’re vaccinated, you might be planning a happy reunion with your friend or family.

Busting the ‘slow down’ myth: vigorous activity needed in later life to live longer and better

Older people are the most sedentary group in Australia, but recent research indicates many would exercise more if encouraged to do so.

Grandparent carers face poverty

Grandparents caring for their grandchildren face poverty as they use life savings to care for children with state and territory governments saying the federal government must support them.

Increasing dairy intake reduces falls and fractures among older care home residents

Extra daily milk, yoghurt, and cheese led to a 33% lower risk of all fractures.

Intergenerational storytelling increases social connections

Residents in Bolton Clarke’s aged care communities are sharing their stories in new ways through a research-based Life Stories program.

Experts urge “Know Your Bones” this World Osteoporosis Day

A new Australian report reveals alarming under-investigation and under-treatment of osteoporosis in those at risk.