Aged Care Royal Commission Adelaide Hearing 4 – 4 March 2020
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold a hearing in Adelaide on the morning of Wednesday 4 March 2020 for the purpose of hearing submissions from Senior Counsel Assisting, Peter Gray QC, on aged care program redesign.
Bushfire donations helping volunteer to help the community
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) volunteers will receive a suite of upgrades and new equipment thanks to more than $3.1 million donated during the 2019-20 bushfire season.
Queensland Seniors Month – Apply for a chance to share in $100,000
This year will mark the 60th anniversary of celebrating Queensland’s seniors with the festivities to be held over the entire month of August 2020.
Mortality from all causes over 40 per cent higher in female domestic abuse survivors
Women who have experienced domestic abuse appear to be more than 40 per cent more likely to die from any cause compared to the general population.
ADA backs Senator's calls for better publicly-funded dental care
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) is calling on the Commonwealth Government to support calls by Senator Stirling Griff to provide more Medicare-funded dental care for all children, pensioners and welfare recipients.
ANMF welcomes senior counsel’s calls for minimum staffing in aged care
The ANMF, supports the recommendations of Senior Counsel Assisting, Peter Rozen, to the Aged Care Royal Commission today for mandated minimum staffing levels and skills mix in the system.
Three million Australians in poverty – report
The 2020 Poverty in Australia Overview, released today by the Australian Council of Social Service and UNSW Sydney, shows more than one in eight adults and one in six children live below the poverty line in Australia.
Pharmacists in Aged Care project - Strathalbyn
A new program designed to improve the health care of aged care residents in Strathalbyn has demonstrated how integrating pharmacists into the care team improves treatment outcomes and reduces medication related harm.
Critical need for a national residential aged care malnutrition audit
Malnutrition is a serious issue within aged care in Australia, silently abusing a substantial number of older Australians. Despite this, the true extent of this issue is unknown due to a lack in national data on the prevalence of malnutrition in aged care.
'I will euthanise myself before I go into aged care': how aged care is failing LGBTI+ people
Older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI+) people fear discrimination, exclusion and isolation in Australia’s aged care services, we found in our research.
Mediterranean diet promotes ‘healthy ageing’ in older people
Eating a Mediterranean diet for a year boosts the types of gut bacteria linked to ‘healthy’ ageing, while reducing those associated with harmful inflammation in older people.
Home-owning older Australians should pay more for residential aged care
Heavily subsidised aged care services used to be seen as a right and entitlement for all older Australians. But as aged care demand grows and costs rise, it’s becoming increasingly clear the current system isn’t sustainable.
Services for older Australians in rural areas at serious risk
LASA says that it is alarmed at new viability warnings showing 65 per cent of rural and remote residential care facilities lost money in the first quarter of this financial year.
Adelaide Hearing 3 to focus on future of aged care workforce
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Safety and Quality will hold a hearing in Adelaide on the morning of Friday 21 February 2020 about the aged care workforce.
Code of Conduct ushers in new era for retirement living
Australia’s retirement living sector has entered a new era of quality assurance, with the Retirement Living Code of Conduct in full effect since 1 January and about 1000 retirement villages already pre-registered to participate.
Five ways seniors can overcome feeling socially isolated
Approximately one-fourth of the senior population is affected by social isolation and loneliness, which has a significant impact on mental and physical health.
Strength training can help protect the brain from degeneration
For the first time, an intervention - lifting weights - has been able to slow and even halt degeneration, over a long period, in brain areas particularly vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease.
Women my age tend to drink - it’s normal
Women aged 50–70 are more likely than younger women to consume alcohol at levels that exceed low risk drinking guidelines – and most think that’s just perfectly fine.
Handle with care: Caring for older people – getting the fundamentals right
As part of the BRAVE Flinders Research and Innovation lecture series, Professor Alison Kitson, presents on the fundamentals of care in light of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety interim findings.
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