Economic stimulus package

The Federal Government has today announced a $17.6 billion economic plan to support Australian businesses and households as the world deals with the problems posed by the coronavirus.

Funding for aged care COVID-19 management

Senior Australians in aged care and at home are the focus of a Federal Government plan aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19.

Nearly a quarter of Aussies not seeing doctor when needed

Twenty-four per cent of Australians do not see a doctor when they feel they need to, with cost and lack of services the key road-blocks, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Social housing income eligibility limits change will help WA pensioners

The Western Australia Government is making the first increase to income eligibility limits for social housing since 2006.

Commission's Adelaide Workshop 2 – Research, Innovation and Technology

If the Australian aged care system is to meet the many challenges it faces in the years ahead, research, innovation and technology are vital.

Tackling COVID-19 in aged care

Minister of Aged Care and Senior Australians, Richard Colbeck, said a forum today in Canberra offered reassurance and practical advice to providers about the COVID-19 problem.

International Women’s Day shines a light on ageism in the workforce

34% of Australian women have experienced ageism in the workforce, and the number is increasing.1

Anzac Day services 2020 – overseas planning

In the lead-up to Anzac Day 2020, members of the public who are planning to attend services overseas are encouraged to register their attendance and travel plans.

Adding five healthy years to UK life expectancy – how to achieve it

By 2050, the world’s over-65s will outnumber the under-15s for the first time in history. The root cause of this is simple: infant mortality has decreased.

Implementing high-quality palliative care in nursing homes

The world’s largest primary palliative care trial in nursing homes has shown moderate increases in the quality of end-of-life care delivered in the last month of life.

Victorian Guardianship Reforms now law

New legislation will commence from 1 March 2020, to better protect the rights of adults with a disability to make and participate in decisions that affect their lives.

Dementia Australia releases national Dementia Guide

Dementia Australia is proud to launch The Dementia Guide, a comprehensive resource to support people living with dementia, their families and carers.

Power of attorney appointment does not license early access to inheritance

Understanding your responsibilities if you have a power of attorney appointment for your parents is as much about ethical as well as legal responsibilities, Australia’s leading trustee company, Equity Trustees, has cautioned.

Older and poorer: Retirement Income Review can't ignore the changing role of home

The assumption that retired people have minimal housing costs underpins the settings of our retirement incomes system.

Age-friendly communities grants WA

More than $190,000 will be made available to 18 Western Australian organisations, including local governments, to implement age-friendly, positive ageing and dementia-friendly strategies.

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.