Low cost, low cover private health policies rising

An ACCC report into the private health insurance industry released today has found that affordability of private health insurance remains a significant concern for consumers.

National Allergy Strategy training for food service industry

Following an alarming rise in episodes of anaphylaxis, a online food allergy training and education program has been launched for those working within the food services industry.

Regional carers struggle compared to city dwellers

Carers in regional and rural Australia are finding it even harder than those in the city to access many forms of support.

VIC Government supporting Men's Sheds

The Victorian Government has invested more money into supporting two more Men's sheds in Nagambie Lakes and Wodonga.

Older people's loneliness makes them more vulnerable to scammers

UK fraud investigators have warned that lonely older people are being targeted by scammers who persuade them to invest their pensions in self-storage units. Lonely older Australians are also too vulnerable to unscruplous scammers.

First provider of Butterfly model of dementia care

Barunga Village a regional South Australian aged care facility is the first to become an accredited provider of the international ground-breaking model of dementia care in Australia.

Care at home reforms - public consultation

The Federal Government has released a public discussion paper to help inform future care at home reforms.

Help for QLD seniors with housing decisions

Older Queenslanders will have better support to stay in their homes and remain connected to their communities with the announcement of new measures.

Telephone support for more VIC families

The Victorian Government is helping grandparents caring for children, dads and rural families to get free parenting support they need when they’re unable to attend support services in person.

Trial finds honey to be superior for dry eyes

For thousands of years communities have recognised the wound healing and anti-bacterial properties of honey.

Ageing in a virtual world

A group of people sit around a clear blue pool, dangling their feet in the water, chatting among the palm trees, surfboards propped up in the sand behind them. It’s a tranquil scene.

Easier authorisation of spokespersons for aged consumers

An important change to My Aged Care has been clarification of who can speak on a consumer’s behalf, and under what circumstances.

A purpose in life by day results in better sleep at night

Having a good reason to get out of bed in the morning means you are more likely to sleep better at night with less sleep apnoea and restless leg syndrome.

Challenging risky VIC drinking cultures

Health promotion foundation VicHealth will provide almost $1 million in funding to four creative new projects to help reduce risky drinking across Victoria.

New National Aged Care Advocacy Program

Support and guidance for seniors will be fundamental to the new National Aged Care Advocacy Program (NACAP) to be delivered by the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN).

Grants to support indigenous aged care services

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in aged care in regional, rural and remote communities will benefit from more than $3.7 million in one-off grants.

QLD to strengthen protection for seniors in retirement villages

The Queensland Government is taking action to toughen consumer protection for seniors living in retirement villages as part of its new Housing Strategy 2017-2027.

Three reasons the government promotes home ownership for older Australians

Government strategies to manage population ageing largely assume that older Australians are home owners.

Low income South Australians to benefit from increases to concessions

The State Government’s utility concessions will be increased annually in line with the Consumer Price Index to assist people on low and fixed incomes with cost of living expenses.

Frequent visitors to NSW public hospitals will save on parking

From 1 July 2017, patients and carers are able to access concession rates for public hospital parking and save $200 per week.

Mapping the massacres of Australia’s colonial frontier

More than 150 Aboriginal massacres that occurred during the spread of pastoral settlement in Australia are now documented in an online digital map.