Home care queue lengthens even more

Data released by the government shows that the national home care queue has grown to 127,748 of older Australians assessed as needing care in their homes but not able to get it at their assessed level of need.

Moderate muscle strength may lower risk for type 2 diabetes

New research shows building muscle strength may be one way to lower risk for the disease. The study of more than 4,500 adults found moderate muscle mass reduced the risk for type 2 diabetes by 32 percent.

New aged care council accommodation for Mapoon

Serviced residential aged care accommodation and new council staff living quarters will be constructed in Mapoon, Queensland.

Royal Commission into People with Disability terms of reference

The Federal Government has today commenced a consultation process with people with disability and their families concerning draft Terms of Reference for a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

AI based Mediterranean lifestyle and physical activity trial

Artificial intelligence (AI) will take its first step into the healthy lifestyle sector as University of South Australia’s new virtual assistant, ‘Paola’, is piloted in a world-first Mediterranean lifestyle and physical activity study this week.

New digital tool makes breast cancer journey less overwhelming

Today Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) has launched a new digital tool to make the breast cancer journey less overwhelming for Australian women.

Recruiting participants to find which exercise is best for older brains

Exercise may help improve brain health and prevent dementia, but what form of exercise is the most effective?

Pricing transparency vital to success of home care system

Leading Age Services Australia has backed Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt’s call for improved compliance by home care providers with pricing transparency requirements.

Older Australians want the truth about their medical prognosis

Two new surveys show older people want a straight answer to one of life’s weightiest questions but clinicians are often reluctant to give one - “Doctor, how much longer do I have left to live?”

86-year-old gymnastics instructor - healthy body leads to a healthy mind

Embracing the healthy body, healthy mind philosophy espoused by the Australian Brain Foundation, Gymnastics Queensland will celebrate Brain Awareness Week with a Fitter for Life class in King George Square, Brisbane on Wednesday 13 March.

Time to close the retirement savings gap

This International Women’s Day, three leading superannuation groups are calling on policy makers to help close the retirement savings gender gap.

New accreditation standards input sought

The Property Council of Australia and Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) are inviting industry, residents and stakeholders to provide feedback on the retirement living sector’s proposed new set of accreditation standards.

Christine Allen new CEO COTA WA

Council on the Ageing Western Australia (COTA WA) has announced the appointment of Ms Christine Allen as their new CEO.

Women in leadership can add $55,000 to your super

Superannuation funds with higher female representation on their boards and in their leadership teams achieve greater returns for their members.

Honouring all women impacted by dementia on International Women's Day

Maree McCabe CEO Dementia Australia said International Women's Day is an opportunity to honour the contribution of women of, living with all forms of dementia and the many women involved in their care.

Alzheimer’s protein higher in women, may mean higher risk of symptoms

Older women with normal cognition had higher measures of tau, an Alzheimer’s-related protein, than men.

Complex medication regimens create challenges for home health care

Medically high-risk patients and communication breakdowns between providers contribute to the difficulty of medication management for older adults receiving home health care.

Hearing loss affects relationships

Half of Australians have a close family member with moderate-to-profound hearing loss, with nine in 10 believing it affects relationships.

The Australian Centre for Social Innovation and innovAGEING form Alliance

The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI), committed to building future policy, supports and systems that work for people, has joined innovAGEING’s (iA) Knowledge Alliance program.

Aged Pension increases from 20 March 2019

The statuary indexation of pensions to CPI, including the Aged Pension will take effect on 20 March 2019.

$967 Million to expand residential aged care

The Federal Government is providing 13,500 new residential aged care places across Australia, worth $907 million a year, along with a $60 million capital works investment to finance construction of new and extended aged care homes.