Deflating the myth of a demographic time bomb

Healthy ageing and age-friendly workplaces can address workforce shortages in an Australia that is getting ever older, Cathy Gong and Hal Kendig write.

Tackling the high rate of falls in older ATSI people

A ground breaking project to tackle the leading cause of hospitalisation for older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI ) people has been given a $3 million boost.

Do exercise and gut health ease prostate cancer?

Researchers will examine if exercise can counteract some of the side-effects associated with treatment for prostate cancer thanks to a $100,000 grant.

Green vegetables linked with better heart health [in older women]

Getting more greens into your diet could cut your risk of heart disease and stroke by as much as 40 per cent, according to new research from Edith Cowan University.

Satisfaction with private health insurers continues decline

New research from Roy Morgan shows that satisfaction with private health insurers has declined to 71% in October 2017, down by 0.2% points for the month and 3.4% points below the same time in 2017.

Volunteers needed for NDIS

A new campaign Volunteer For Disability has been launched to raise awareness of the need for volunteers to help meet the demand for disability workers under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Private patients in public hospitals a growing concern

The Federal Government continues to be concerned about the growing practice of private health insurance being charged by public hospitals for treatments that should be free.

Concern about multiple aged care inquiries

Today saw the commencement of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport Inquiry into the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia.

Residential Aged Care Inquiry commences

The Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport has commenced an Inquiry into the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia.

COTA measuring quality and consumer choice in aged care

Senior's advocacy organisation COTA Australia is asking Australians their views about quality of life and quality of services in aged care to better understand the information consumers want to choose their aged care providers.

Never drive into floodwater – some roads are more deadly

The floods that deluged parts of Victoria over the weekend are the latest in the state’s long history of flooding, following on from major floods in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2016.

Same-sex marriage legislated

The Parliament of Australia today passed legislation providing marriage equality for opposite sex and same sex couples in Australia.

Older Australians drive prescription painkiller deaths

Accidental opioid deaths among older Australians appear to be one of the key drivers of an increase in opioid deaths reported recently.

Off the meds - how to reduce medications in older generations

Newly published research has developed new ways to characterise older patients who take multiple medications and may be open to reducing the number of medicines they take.

Long Tan Cross - home

An important piece of Australia’s military history will find a new home after the Vietnamese Government returned the original Long Tan Cross to Australia.

Aged Care Diversity Framework

The Federal Government has today released Australia’s latest Aged Care Diversity Framework, signalling more inclusive aged care.

Choir for wellness and Parkinson’s disease

Local residents at The Clayfield by Aveo raised their voices this past Thursday for the Aveo Wellness Choir’s final concert of 2017 representing a crescendo end to the year.

Community support crucial for older Australians maintaining independence

A new study has found that each additional hour of service received per week by older Australians was associated with a six per cent lower risk of entry into permanent residential care.

Tool aims to help hospital stay of patients with dementia

Curtin University-led research has recommended a new communication tool to help the millions of people living with dementia who are admitted to hospital across the globe every year.

Living and aging well with HIV: New strategies and new research

A generation ago, a list of tips for aging well with AIDS would have seemed a cruel joke. It also would have not been useful. Life expectancy immediately following the identification of the virus in 1984 was often months after diagnosis.

Retirement skewed against women

A superannuation system designed around men continues to leave women at a huge disadvantage in retirement, according to a three-year Federal Government-funded study handed down this month.