Ombudsman releases NDIA reviews report

Commonwealth Ombudsman Michael Manthorpe has released a report into the National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) handling of reviews of decisions under the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013.

New information tool holds key to solving homelessness crisis

A powerful new tool developed with UNSW is designed to reveal the true extent of homelessness and influence government action to solve the problem.

Consultations on location of new aged care places

Ensuring thousands of new residential aged care places are located where they are most needed is the aim of a national consultation process underway from today 15 May 2018.

Spinal surgery for osteoporosis no better for pain relief than injections

Results do not support surgery as standard pain treatment for osteoporotic fractures.

Fitness tracking devices motivate older Australians

Researchers have found fitness tracking devices worn by older Australians could help promote physical activity and reduce the risk of health issues in older generations.

Rural cancer patients hit with major out-of-pocket expenses

Rural Western Australian cancer patients experience significant out-of-pocket expenses during cancer treatment according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

62% of tax cuts benefits go to highest income earners

Budget proposes Australia’s progressive tax system be overhauled to put majority of workers on the same tax rate.

Pneumococcal pneumonia vaccination rates declining

Lung Foundation Australia is calling for proactive community action to address the declining vaccination rates against pneumococcal pneumonia.

Advance care planning road map in aged care

Advance Care Planning Australia has launched an advance care planning guide for aged care providers – the first of its kind in Australia.

Mothering - It takes a village?

Mothering, and grand-mothering, have always been complex. Whether mothers, or not, women have also carried much of the responsibility for caring, within and beyond their families.

Happy Mother's Day

If you are one of the more than six million mums in Australia or countless more mother figures, Happy Mother’s Day.

IRT Group plans facility in Canberra

IRT Group has successfully tendered for the purchase of land from Capital Airport Group (CAG) to build and operate a new co-located retirement living and aged care community in a new suburb of Canberra’s Molonglo Valley district.

Who are the wealthy retirees targeted in Labor's plans?

In Labor’s budget reply speech, Bill Shorten reaffirmed the plan to remove refundability of dividend imputation credits.

Falls prevention technology starts trials in Australia and the UK

Falls and fractures are a leading cause of hospitalisation in seniors, with one-third of people over 65, and one-in-two people over 80 experiencing a major fall each year.

Wivenhoe Village wins retirement living award

A semi-rural retirement living development on the outskirts of Sydney has achieved national recognition at the 2018 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Awards.

Gut microbes may affect heart disease risk – first study in humans

Research has shown that having the right gut microbes can reduce the risk of heart disease – if you’re a mouse. Now, our latest study, published in the European Heart Journal, shows that this might be true for humans, too.

Less than half of seniors have a detailed plan for their children's inheritance

The current inheritance pledge from Australian seniors to children and grandchildren is nearly $3.7 trillion – but some seniors are resentful.

Budget 2018 – older Australians

The Federal Budget Paper 2, Part 2 Expense Measures, handed down on 8 May 2018 outlines a broad range of government expenditure measures that will impact older Australians.

Budget funding for aged care welcomed

Dementia Australia has welcomed the Federal Government’s $5 billion dollar commitment to the aged care sector in its budget.

Budget delivers nothing to stem the rise of homelessness

Homelessness Australia (HA) has labelled the Federal Budget ‘short-sighted and heartless’, after it was revealed there will not be any extra funding for either social housing or homelessness services.

Budget - leaves people on low incomes worse off

The St Vincent de Paul Society says this year’s Budget locks in future spending cuts and leaves people on the lowest incomes worse off.