WA draft aged care residential planning statement

The Western Australia Government on 28 October launched the 'Draft Position Statement: Residential Aged Care' aimed at cutting red tape and fast-tracking planning for aged care facilities across the State.

At last, ALL superannuation products to be compared

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) has welcomed the announcement by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) that it will begin collecting data on choice superannuation products.

Tweaking prescribing rules won't fix chemical restraint in aged care

The Royal Commission into Aged Care and Safety wasn’t supposed to make any recommendations in its interim report. Yet it identified three key areas where immediate action should be taken.

How to be fit in your 60s and beyond

Ageing is inevitable and is influenced by many things – but keeping active can slow ageing and increase life expectancy.

The aged care royal commission's 3 areas of immediate action are worthy, but won't fix a broken system

After many months of hearings across the country, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has published its interim report.

Tough as nails: Older people reluctant to ask for mental health support

New Edith Cowan University research has found that more than 40 per cent of older Australians with chronic disease would be unlikely to seek help for mental health conditions even if they needed it.

Misuse of restrictive practices in aged care deeply concerning say psychiatrists

The confronting Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, Interim report: Neglect, confirms the need for an urgent overhaul of Australia’s aged care system says the principal body representing psychiatrists.

Under-insurance to cost homeowners hundreds-of thousands

New research has found vast numbers of Aussie property owners could have their homes under-insured by up to 66 per cent, leading to devastating financial loses in the event of a claim.

Aged care in regional areas – Royal Commission Mudgee hearing

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold a hearing in Mudgee, NSW, from Monday 4 November to Wednesday 6 November 2019.

International Rose Garden Festival

The International Rose Garden Festival, Morwell in Victoria takes place over the weekend of the 16-17 November 2019 and this year will showcase over 4000 roses in bloom.

Malnutrition in aged care: one quarter of submissions just the tip of the iceberg

One in four submissions to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety outline accounts of appalling food and rates of malnutrition in aged care.

Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report provides Government the mandate to commence transformation

Australians peak bodies COTA, NSA and Dementia Australia have congratulated the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety on its “Interim Report: Neglect”.

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Interim Report

Aged Care in Australia: A Shocking Tale of Neglect.

Private health insurance on the precipice

Launching the AMA Private Health Insurance Report Card 2019, AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, warned today that the private health insurance sector in Australia is on the precipice.

Royal Commission Background Paper 8: A History of Aged Care Reviews

Successive Australian governments have shown a lack of willingness to commit to change or to adopt recommendations from a multitude of reviews and inquiries into aged care over more than 20 years.

Working conditions in aged care homes are awful, largely because the work is done by women

The aged care royal commission is the just the latest in an avalanche of reviews and inquires over three decades that have found the same things: abuse and neglect and, lying behind them, appalling work conditions.

UWA’s SPARK app to change the ageing and disability sectors

A unique multi-purpose mobile app in development at the University of Western Australia is set to improve the independence of seniors at home.

Aged care overhaul needed for older NZ adults living with extreme obesity

New research led by Victoria University of Wellington researchers shows New Zealand’s aged care sector will be under pressure unless more support is provided to a growing older population living with obesity.

Have your say on new Vic retirement village laws

Victorians can now have their say on retirement village laws as part of a review of the Retirement Villages Act 1986.

Putting pain services on the map

Federal Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, has today launched Painaustralia’s National Pain Services Directory at Parliament House.

Social needs of older people unmet by aged care workers

A joint study finds unsettling evidence the aged care system is overlooking older people’s basic social and emotional needs as part of accepted business practices.