Age-friendly local government funding
More than 50 Western Australian local governments are being supported to becoming age-friendly, through the State Government's Age-Friendly Communities Grants Program.
Plan needed to fix broken budget
With the Mid-year Economic and Fiscal Outlook expected before the end of the year, we need a plan and consensus on repairing the broken Budget, the Australian Bankers’ Association said.
Osteoporosis – cracking up older men
‘Movember’ is all about helping men live happier, healthier and longer lives.
Australians downgrading private health cover
Australians dumped or downgraded half-a-million ‘all-inclusive’ private health insurance policies last year as record numbers flocked to cheaper cover with exclusions and excesses.
Ladders risky for older men
It’s that time of year when we start spring cleaning and DIY jobs. The Department of Health and Human Services is urging older men to be mindful of ladder safety.
Mobile laundry for the homeless
Clean clothes are coming to people who are homeless in Sydney through a new mobile laundry service launched by the NSW Government.
New flu vaccine following high case season
Vulnerable Australians will get free access to protections against the flu in 2016 following another record number of reported cases in 2015.
Improving dementia support
The Federal Government will build a nationally consistent dementia support services following analysis released today that described a system with a “lack of consistency and coordination”.
Low income households could suffer under GST increase
An increase in the GST to fund income tax cuts will mean households on low and modest incomes would be significantly worse off than higher income households.
New aged care wing opens in Orange
Opal Aged Care has opened a new wing and refurbished home at its Cherrywood Grove facility, following an investment of $13 million.
New SA elder abuse campaign
A new public awareness campaign aimed at putting a stop to the abuse of older South Australians has been launched.
Crisis continues among older workers
The Australian Human Rights Commission’s Willing to Work consultation has found that discrimination against mature-age workers persists widely amongst job recruiters.
Vision pass boosts travel accessibility
QLD commuters who are blind or have low vision will be able to travel more independently across the state with the Government introducing an upgraded permanent go access Vision Impairment Travel Pass.
Common prescription medicines cheaper over-the-counter
Many concessional patients with a prescription for medicines such as paracetamol and aspirin are paying two-to-three times retail prices than if they simply purchased them over-the-counter.
NSW Registered Nurses in aged care report
A report by the Legislative Council Standing Committee tabled in the NSW Parliament on 29 October 2015 recommended that RNs be on duty in residential aged care at all times.
Faecal transplants show promise
The use of faecal transplants to treat severe infections has rapidly become the treatment of choice.
Cancer survivors eat unhealthily
While most cancer survivors in the United States are motivated to seek information about food choices and dietary changes to improve their health, a new study comparing their dietary patterns to federal guidelines indicates that they often fall short.
Risk of heat-related health problems increases with age
Summer weather can pose special health risks to older adults and people with chronic medical conditions.
Gambling addicts need friends
A one-time pokies addict who turned her harmful habit into gambling research is helping dozens of problem gamblers in Melbourne.
Mindful care for carers
Mindfulness activities may be useful in reducing the stress and increasing quality of life for those people caring for family members or friends with an illness.
GDF could lead to better recovery after stroke
UCLA researchers have identified a molecule that, after a stroke, signals brain tissue to form new connections to compensate for the damage and initiate repairs to the brain.
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