New aged care standards to lift performance across the sector

Today marks the commencement of the new national Aged Care Quality Standards which apply to all aged care settings including residential and in-home aged care services.

Personalised approach to ageing brain health called for

University of Arizona psychologist Lee Ryan and her collaborators have proposed a precision ageing model designed to help researchers better understand and treat age-related cognitive decline on an individual level.

Robots may care for you in old age

It’s likely that before too long, robots will be in the home to care for older people and help them live independently.

Government inaction on growing numbers waiting for home care

The Federal Government must take action to better support the more than 129,000 older Australians who are waiting to receive home care packages.

Our ailing aged care system shows you can't skimp on nursing care

Staff shortages and a lack of training have once again emerged as key issues underpinning the nation’s aged care crisis, as the aged care royal commission hears testimony in Perth.

Aged care indexation inadequate and unsustainable

The indexation increase for home and residential aged care funding announced on 25 June 2019 will be inadequate and services for older Australians will suffer said Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA).

Deaths from falls increase among older US adults

Death rates from falls for U.S. adults 75 or older increased from 2000 to 2016 in a study that analysed nationally representative vital statistics data.

Better targeting of Australia’s age pension

The Australian retirement income system has been praised as one of the best in the world.

Join the Great Escape to make fire safety a priority

Residents are being reminded to mark Friday 28 June in their calendars for this year’s Great Escape.

Home care queue continues to grow

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) says the latest data from the Government shows increasing numbers of older Australians assessed as needing care in their homes are not getting care at the level they require.

IRT employees complete year-long dementia care fellowship program

Five IRT employees have completed a 12-month Dementia Training Australia (DTA) Fellowship Program to help improve the lives of people living with dementia.

Advance care planning in Australia: Background Paper 5

Most older Australians are not set up to direct the way they are cared for in the event they become incapable of communicating as a result of accident, dementia, or illness.

More support for Victoria's carers

The Victorian Government is delivering on its commitment to give Victoria’s hard-working and dedicated carers the boost they need for well-earned respite.

What do Aboriginal Australians want from their aged care system?

The Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population is ageing at a much faster rate than the non-Indigenous population.

Say ‘I do’ to super this tax time

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is encouraging all Australians to commit to growing their retirement savings this tax time.

Battling identity crime at ShredFest

People are being urged to protect themselves from identity theft ahead of the end of the financial year.

Findings link gut bacteria and fibromyalgia

There are alterations in the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tracts of people with fibromyalgia, report researchers.

A national plan for better pain management

Painaustralia on 17 June launched the new National Strategic Action Plan for Pain Management.

Workshop puts an age-friendly focus on Townsville

Working together to make communities more inclusive and accessible for people of all ages was the focus of an age-friendly workshop held in Townsville 20 June.

New technology-enabled home opens for people with an intellectual disability

St John of God Accord, a support and accommodation provider for people with an intellectual disability, has opened its new industry leading technology-enabled home for people with a complex intellectual disability.

Yogurt may help to lower pre-cancerous bowel growth risk in men

Eating two or more weekly servings of yogurt may help to lower the risk of developing the abnormal growths (adenomas) which precede the development of bowel cancer--at least in men.