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.

Mental health a focus in war narratives conference

Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and poor mental health are now responsible for more veteran deaths on home soil than lives lost while on operations.

More work needed on Home Care rollout

LASA Australia’s peak age services body, has released research revealing that more work needs to be done on the rollout of the Government’s Increasing Choice in Home Care (ICHC) program.

Get in quick for a Christmas energy bonus

Health Care Card holders and asylum seekers have until 31 December 2017 to apply for the electricity rebate to have it backdated to January.

Sizzling summer stats to mark warmer months

The first of December marks the start of a season of sunshine, swimming, sunscreen and sand for many in Australia. But, what do our statistics tell us about what we get up to?

Expo for aged care employment opportunities

IRT Group is holding a Careers and Learning Expo in Wollongong on Thursday 7 December from 10am to 3pm.

New cervical screening test starts today

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health has welcomed the new Cervical Screening Test, which replaces the Pap test from today, 1 December, 2017.

Can exercise delay or avoid prostate cancer surgery?

Edith Cowan University (ECU) researchers will investigate whether exercise can help men avoid invasive treatments, and the side effects, for prostate cancer with almost $600,000 in new funding.