Budget: $1.2 billion cut from ACFI

Peak bodies have hit back at “concerning” cuts to the Aged Care Funding Instrument announced in last night’s Federal Budget, which will see government save $1.2 billion over four years.

SkillsLink2Work to help NSW carers secure jobs

Translating caring skills into ‘employment speak’ with the help of a new website will help carers display their workplace skills to potential employers.

Budget 2016-2017

The Federal Treasurer Mr Scott Morrison handed down the Commonwealth Budget under a mantra of “jobs and growth”. He had a lot to say, and so did many organisations affected by the Budget.

Older workers finding more acceptance

Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveal the most common barriers preventing persons aged 55 years and over from working or working extra hours.

NSW Government fails to adopt aged care recommendations

A Charles Sturt University (CSU) academic has criticised the New South Wales Government for failing to ensure that older people in nursing homes are cared for by Registered Nurses (RNs).

Reducing violence against culturally and linguistically diverse women

Understanding the cultural context of violence against women is critical to reducing violence in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, a new report has found.

Cervical cancer screening saving lives

Nearly 6 in 10 women continue to participate in cervical screening programs in Australia, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Willing to Work - national report released

Too many older people and people with disability are denied jobs because of discrimination based on age or disability says a Australian Human Rights Commission report.

$1.7 million in penalties for misleading Nurofen products

The Federal Court has ordered Reckitt Benckiser (Australia) Pty Ltd to pay a penalty of $1.7 million for engaging in misleading conduct in relation to its Nurofen Specific Pain products.

Death risk for hospital patients who miss or eat small meals

Hospital patients who eat less than a quarter of the food they are offered or who are already malnourished are significantly more likely to die within 30 days of admission.

How traditional Aboriginal medicine can help close the health gap

Aboriginal traditional healers should be given greater scope to practice their holistic healthcare treatments, a panel of leading health experts argued at the University of Sydney last week.

Study reveals scale of indigenous lung cancer disparity

A news study has found Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote areas are approximately eight times more likely to die from lung cancer than non-indigenous Australians.

Comfortable retirement elusive for indigenous Australians

New research confirms a disparity between the earnings and superannuation balances of indigenous Australians and non-indigenous Australians.

Disaster planning for people with a disability

Natural disasters like floods and bushfires are commonplace in Australia these days, but what isn’t talked about are the experiences of people with disability during these emergencies.

DePuy Pinnacle hip implants since 2006 failing

Metal on metal hip replacements implanted since 2006 are more prone to failure with a need for further surgery, finds research looking at revision rates at one hospital trust.

Retirement, Lifestyle starts today in Canberra

The 2016 Retirement, Lifestyle and Travel Expo kicked off today at EPIC with healthy food cooking demonstrations and a performance by Australian rock legend Normie Rowe.

Selfless service as PMH helper celebrates 100th

Health Minister John Day has congratulated Gerry Leeuwangh on his years of dedicated service, as the Princess Margaret Hospital helper celebrates his 100th birthday today.

Half of older Australians living with disability

Just over half (50.7 per cent) of Australians aged 65 and over reported living with disability in 2015, compared to one in 8 (12.5 per cent) aged under 65, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Home nursing deal in China

Large not-for-profit aged care provider RDNS has entered into an agreement with two health care organisations in China to set up home nursing services in the city of Qingdao.

Construction starts on QLD $1B retirement village

Today the first sod was turned to mark the start of construction on Aveo Group’s $1 billion retirement village in Springfield South-West of Brisbane.

Lifeview awarded Best Active Ageing Special Project

Victorian aged care provider Lifeview Residential Care (Lifeview) is celebrating being awarded the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Award for Best Active Ageing Special Project.