Older driver safety compromised by seat cushions and pillows

New research has found that common accessories typically used by older Australians to improve comfort in cars may increase the chance of injury during a crash.

An uplifting bike ride for Sydney seniors

Local aged care residents will reconnect with the joy of riding, thanks to a program helping them explore Sydney by bike.

Support of aged care workforce ahead of Day of Recognition

Australia’s aged care sector has come together to recognise the hundreds of thousands of people who work in aged care for the positive contribution they make to the lives of older Australians and the wider community.

A solution to quality dementia care

Dementia Australia has delivered a Communique, Our Solution: Quality care for people living with dementia, to the Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck.

Time to raise the white flag and raise the Newstart rate

The Coalition Government should concede defeat in the face of sustained community pressure to raise the rate of the Newstart allowance.

Free exercise trials address osteoporotic fractures in ageing population

Osteoporosis is a major healthcare problem leading to a high incidence of fragility fractures in the ageing population.

Carers of older Australians: Background Paper 6

Family and friends who provide informal and unpaid care to older Australians are critical to the sustainability of the aged care system and the reliance on informal carers is set to increase.

Mildura Royan Commission Hearing – Carers for older Australians

The Royal Commission into Aged Care and Quality will hold a public hearing in Mildura from Monday 29 July 2019 to Wednesday 31 July 2019.

Researchers to better understand the needs of mobility scooter users

Research on the integration of motorised mobility devices (MMDs) – such as mobility scooters and electronic wheelchairs – into society is urgently required.

Imaging tech advances chronic wound care

Researchers are working with not-for-profit health and aged care provider Bolton Clarke on a clinical trial of imaging technology to improve chronic wound care.

Aged care royal commission: medication management and pill regimes in the spotlight

The complex question of care for older Australians has been under the spotlight since the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety began late last year.

What Australia can learn from NZ’s older workforce

There’s a lot we can learn from the Kiwis about how we keep our older employees in the workforce, according to an Edith Cowan University (ECU) workplace expert.

Need to shore up the financial defences of older Australians

Abusers are being given a ‘free run’ while Australia waits for the introduction of standardised powers of attorney and the creation of a national register.

Older Australians taking multiple medicines may be putting health at risk

The number of Australians over the age of 70 taking five medicines or more a day has risen to nearly one million people and is increasing.

Why is nursing home food so bad? Some spend just $6.08 per person a day – that's lower than prison

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety this week turned its attention to food and nutrition. The testimony of maggots in bins and rotting food in refrigerators was horrific.

LASA statement in response to proposal for staffing level disclosure

LASA has called on the Queensland Government to work with the Commonwealth and the other states and territories on a comprehensive national approach to staffing levels in aged care.

Independent inquiry into Earle Haven Retirement Village

The Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Richard Colbeck, has today announced the terms of reference for an independent inquiry into the forced relocation last week of residents at the Earle Haven Retirement Village.

Aged care staff information to benefit Queensland’s elderly

All private aged care homes in Queensland will be asked to publicly report their staffing information under legislation proposed by the State Government.

Patients with a usual GP report better information sharing between providers

Patients without a usual General Practitioner are more likely to experience a lack of information sharing between their health providers, according to a report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

The Royal Commission announces a Community Forum in Adelaide

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has announced details of a Community Forum to take place in Adelaide.

Elderly Victorians getting improved facilities

Elderly Victorians in public aged care will have access to better facilities to ensure they’re receiving better care, with a Victorian Government funding boost.