Treating our elderly people ethically and with transparency
The dramatic increase in COVID-19 deaths in Australia’s aged care homes begs the ethics around our treatment of people in aged care, says a UNSW expert.
A guide for lawyers to help with Elder Abuse released
Coinciding with Dementia Action Week, the Law Council of Australia is today releasing a Best Practice Guide for Legal Practitioners in relation to Elder Financial Abuse (the Guide).
Sign language milestone for seniors
Senior Australians who are deaf or hard of hearing will have access to sign language services for a broader range of daily activities.
Dementia Action Week
Helping lift the burden for people living with dementia and those who care for them is the focus of an awareness campaign across Australia this week.
Research shows rural aged care shortfall
La Trobe University researchers have submitted a research report to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety outlining some of the shortfalls of aged care markets in rural and regional areas.
Discrimination a real issue for people living with dementia, survey finds
Three out of four people who live with dementia say people don’t keep in touch like they used to, while 65 per cent say people they know have been avoiding or excluding them, results from a Dementia Australia survey have found.
7 things you probably didn't know about home aged care work
Home care workers are essential - allowing nearly 1 million older Australians to remain at home - yet their working conditions are some of the poorest in the country.
Respite care providing broad relief for aged care sector
A study by the Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA) suggests residential respite care is effective in helping older Australians remain in their own homes for longer and spending fewer days in residential care.
Future of age care must be built on better housing design: report
Pragmatic housing design features are vital to enable older people to stay home longer, have greater independence and reduce the cost of age care services, according to new RMIT University research.
The deadly impact of non-melanoma skin cancer
New report finds critical blind spots hampering efforts to tackle Australia’s non-melanoma skin cancer1.
Addressing registered nursing shortfall in aged care
A nursing expert says COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the shortage of registered nurses in aged care sector and, without interventions, the shortfall and care of residents will only get worse.
Release of COVID-19 infection data in aged care
The Commonwealth Government has releases a data snapshot of residential aged care facilities which have recorded COVID-19 infections.
Investigating the mental health impacts of COVID-19 in aged care
A national consortium of researchers led by co-director of Swinburne’s Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults, Professor Sunil Bhar is conducting a study to understand the mental health impacts of COVID-19 on aged care residents and staff.
Lifestyle changes could beat Alzheimer's
It may be possible to prevent Alzheimer's disease for those already experiencing cognitive decline, according to new research from The Australian National University (ANU).
Royal Commission to inquire into financing regulation in aged care
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold a hearing to inquire into the financing and sustainability of future improvements to the aged care system, funding models to support aged care and the prudential regulation of providers.
Trauma linked to cognitive decline in adults
New research by psychology professor Margie Lachman's lab shows long-lasting effects on brain performance from child- and adulthood trauma.
Research explores stress of unaffordable and insecure housing on older renters
New Research by Western Sydney University finds that older women who rent are struggling in an insecure and unaffordable rental market.
Financial transparency in aged care
An independent report on aged care providers' financial information says that there is insufficient financial transparency about the use of funds from Government and people in care, which in 2018–19 totalled approximately $25 billion.1
'Uprooting, no matter how small a plant you are, is a trauma': older women renters are struggling
Older women renters are struggling in an insecure and unaffordable rental housing market. A combination of high rents and low incomes leaves many living in substandard housing and unable to afford necessities like food and energy bills.
Musculoskeletal Australia launches first national consumer-driven survey
Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK) will conduct the largest consumer-driven survey of people living with musculoskeletal conditions, or those caring for them.
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