Prepaid funeral regulation planned for WA

The State Government will regulate Western Australia's $140 million prepaid funeral sector to better protect seniors and their families from fund mismanagement.

Training multicultural workers for aged care critical

A new aged-care training program rolling out in South Australia will help to address the rising and specific needs of multicultural groups across Australia.

Communities struggling three months after Cyclone Debbie

Three months after the massive category four Cyclone Debbie crossed the north Queensland coast, Red Cross continues to reach out to people still struggling to pick up the pieces.

Cancer levels across Australia mapped

The Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU) at Torrens University Australia has released its first national Atlas on cancer incidence by community and locality across the nation.

Concessions and living cost support for NT Seniors

All seniors aged 60 years or over will receive free travel on public buses across the Territory from 1 July.

Brains evolved to need exercise

Exercise significantly benefits brain structure and function, likely because of how we evolved as physically active hunter-gatherers, according to a new model.

Australians are working longer to pay off their mortgage

Rising mortgage debt is affecting everything from employment to spending, as Australians approach retirement, a study finds. Higher levels of housing debt among pre-retirees are linked to them working for longer.

Why retirement village contracts need to be regulated like insurance

While you may think signing a retirement village contract is similar to buying a house or apartment, it isn’t. Retirement village contracts resemble insurance contracts more than purchase agreements, only they aren’t regulated like insurance products.

Veterans’ Health Week funding applications open

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today said that community groups and ex-service organisations could apply for funding to support events organised for Veterans’ Health Week 2017.

VIC Multicultural seniors grants awarded

The Victorian Government is helping seniors from culturally diverse backgrounds get involved and stay active in their communities.

New aged care quality standards tool roll-out

Aged care quality control and monitoring has taken an important step forward, with the national roll-out of a new device to improve evidence collection and streamline customer feedback.

Former director of aged care facility charged with fraud

The former director of Parklane Assets Pty Ltd (Parklane), Mrs Gela Anne Newitt, has been charged with fraud. Counsel for Mrs Newitt appeared on her behalf on 7 June 2017 in the Melbourne Magistrates' Court.

Minister for Aged Care statement on retirement homes regulation

The Minister for Aged Care Mr Ken Wyatt said that the Federal Government will not tolerate any behaviour that leads to the exploitation of elderly and vulnerable Australians.

Migrant and refugee background job seekers in aged care

The Victorian Government is helping jobs eekers from migrant and refugee backgrounds find jobs in Melbourne’s aged and disability care sector.

Retirement village residents blinded by complex contracts

Seniors' advocacy group, COTA Australia, is calling on the federal government to consider implementing a national regulatory system for retirement village providers.

Looming housing crisis for older Australians

Seniors advocate, COTA Australia hosted a housing policy summit last Thursday, with a looming crisis as older Australians face rising rental prices and carrying mortgages into retirement.

Stroke treatment a cruel lottery - the regional health divide

Regional and rural communities are bearing the brunt of Australia’s stroke burden, according to an updated Stroke Foundation report.

Co-housing works well for older people, once they get past the image problem

Housing Australia’s ageing population in homes that are affordable, accessible and sustainable presents a major challenge, particularly in a time of rising housing costs.

What is 'cognitive reserve'?

As we get older we have a greater risk of developing impairments in areas of cognitive function – such as memory, reasoning and verbal ability.

Call for submissions for on the National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes

Federal Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt has opened submissions to the Review of National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes.

Support for former Australian Defence Force personnel

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today called on the veteran community to help spread the important message about the mental health support available to former ADF personnel.