Aged care COVID-19 testing in Tasmania

The Federal Government will act immediately to test for COVID-19 at three aged care facilities across Tasmania’s North West Coast as the campaign to stop the spread of the virus continues.

Employers need to get ready for JobKeeper now

The new JobKeeper Payment has passed through parliament and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is working to assist businesses to access the scheme, helping them to retain their employees.

Banning visitors to aged care during coronavirus raises several ethical questions

Physically, older people are among those most vulnerable to the coronavirus. For those isolated in residential aged care or in the community, they’re also arguably the most vulnerable socially.

Risk of increased blindness in COVID confusion

Australia is facing a massive increase in the number of people who could unnecessarily lose their sight to wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) due to treatment cancellations caused by fear and confusion around COVID-19.

Measures to ensure continuity of aged care during COVID-19

Emergency contingency measures are to ensure aged care recipients continue to get the care they need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mable partners with government to connect seniors with needed support

Grandparents and parents, who are most at-risk and isolated during the current COVID-19 crisis need help now more than ever.

No need to renew QLD senior driver medical certificates

Senior Queenslanders are again being urged to stay at home with the Queensland Government changing its medical certificate requirements for drivers 75 and over.

Tasmanian hospitals and aged care facilities restrictions

Keeping Tasmanians safe and secure during the coronavirus pandemic is a priority.

2020 flu vaccine now available in SA

South Australians eligible for a free influenza vaccine through the National Immunisation Program are being encouraged to immediately contact their immunisation provider to book in for a flu shot.

Downsizers value spare rooms and will leave neighbourhood for new home

Space remains important to Australian downsizers, with more than half moving to a dwelling with three or more bedrooms and a third moving to an apartment, AHURI research released has found.

The rise of multigenerational households

Multigenerational living arrangements thought to be more commonplace in many parts of the world are quietly emerging in Australia.

JobKeeper payment passes the Parliament

8 April 2020 marked the passage of unprecedented legislation to support the Federal Government’s $130 billion JobKeeper Payment.

Jobkeeper legislation passes Parliament: businesses should get ready before they go

With the JobKeeper legislation pushed through Parliament on 8 April, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) cautions businesses thinking they should rush their JobKeeper application.

Welfare checks to ensure the wellbeing of Senior Australians

Welfare checks will be conducted on Senior Australians who have elected to defer aged care home services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For older people and those with chronic health conditions, staying active at home is important

Fitbit recently released data showing a global decrease in physical activity levels among users of its activity trackers compared to the same time last year.

Support for Queenslanders with disability

Queenslanders with disability are being supported through the COVID-19 outbreak, with the Queensland Government and partner organisations working to ensure services remain available and key information is accessible.

Six recipes for an eggcellent heart healthy Easter

COVID-19 put Easter trips on ice for Aussie families, so the Heart Foundation has put together some heart-healthy recipes to help you enjoy eggcellent eating at home.

Need to coronavirus-proof finances

An alarming number of people have still not coronavirus-proofed their financial planning strategies, warns the CEO and founder of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations.

Aged care workers must get flu vaccination

Aged Care workers are being urged to get their flu vaccination now ahead of the season in a bid to protect themselves and the Senior Australians they care for.

Enlisting members for a Queensland “Care Army”

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland Chief Executive, Mark Tucker-Evans said the outpouring of community support for older and vulnerable Queenslanders in response to the COVID-19 is heartfelt and inspiring.

How coronavirus exposes the way we regard ageing and old people

The elderly have come to occupy a central place in our news bulletins these days. Headlines were quick to inform the public that the highest mortality rate from COVID-19 is in people aged 70 and over.