Emergency leave extension for aged care residents

The Federal Government is extending emergency leave arrangements for people living permanently in residential aged care who want to temporarily relocate with family to reduce their risk of contracting COVID-19.

South East Queensland, Townsville, Magnetic and Palm Islands to enter lockdown

A three-day COVID-19 lockdown will come into force from 6pm Tuesday 29 June 2021.

Increased GP face-to-face access funding in residential aged care

The Federal Government is allocating $42.8 million to increase face-to-face contact with General Practitioners for senior Australians living in residential aged care.

New report calls for a fairer future for grandcarers

More than 60 per cent of grandparent carers are living in poverty, according to a new report involving Edith Cowan University (ECU) research.

Overwhelming demand for employees in home care

Only a year ago, our unemployment queues were long – but as the economic recovery gains speed, there’s one industry that is growing fast with an increasing number of new jobs on offer.

Study reveals insights into the barriers to bowel cancer screening

University of Southern Queensland investigation has revealed what prevents people from doing the bowel cancer home screening test.

Funding boost for home care won't solve structural problems

Without structural reform on how home care is allocated, the home care waiting list is likely to grow, writes Dr Nicole Sutton.

Is it worth selling my house if I’m going into aged care?

For senior Australians who cannot live independently at home, residential aged care can provide accommodation, personal care and general health care.

Queensland Health launches quality and safety information site

Queensland Health’s Inform My Care website was launched 0n 18 June 2021, providing safety and quality information about Queensland’s public and private hospitals and residential aged care facilities.

There are problems in aged care, but more competition isn’t the solution

The solution to most problems in most markets is more competition.

Spotlight on powers of attorney as part of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, law firm Maurice Blackburn has backed the creation of a national register for powers of attorney to help safeguard against elder abuse.

Campaign urges Queenslanders to unite against elder abuse

Queenslanders are being urged to stand and act together to address elder abuse as part of a new statewide campaign launched ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June.

Developing the aged care nursing workforce

The University of Wollongong (UOW) has been selected by the Australian Government to help develop Australia’s aged care nursing workforce under a new Australian Government initiative.

Put a stop to elder abuse this World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

NSW Trustee & Guardian is calling on the people of NSW to take a stand against elder abuse on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, this Tuesday 15 June.

Why can’t the NSW Government lead the way with aged care reform?

If adopted, the astute recommendations of a NSW parliamentary report into staffing at residential aged care facilities will enhance the care delivered to older people in NSW.

Home support services for senior Australians

The Australian Government is helping strengthen the delivery of entry-level aged care services with a $112.1 million allocation via the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP).

Tapping into Australia’s ageing workforce

The share of the workforce aged 55+ has more than doubled from 9% in 1991, to 19% in 2021, led by women re-entering work in mid-life and delaying retirement.

Eating more fruit and vegetables linked to less stress

Eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables is associated with less stress, according to new research from Edith Cowan University (ECU).

Transition to Practice program to attract and prepare nurses in aged care

The Australian Government is helping nurses receive the extra training they need to care for older Australians.

Worrying that heart attack victims don’t call 000

The Heart Foundation is sounding the alarm over research suggesting many heart attack patients don’t call an ambulance because they’re unsure of the warning signs or assume they’re not at risk.

Warning on sleep change in older men

Men aged 65 and over should monitor their sleep patterns and seek medical advice after Flinders University experts warned that disrupted slumber may lead to variations and general decline in key cognitive functions.