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.

Royal Commission – Banks and Financial Services

The Turnbull Government has been forced by its own members and the opposition into establishing a Royal Commission into the alleged misconduct of Australia’s banks and other financial services entities.

Is your property storm ready?

With storm activity ramping up, residents are being urged to prepare their properties now before severe weather hits.

Retirement villages approaching capacity

Occupancy of retirement villages in Australia is close to capacity, highlighting the forthcoming shortage of age appropriate housing for senior Australians in their local communities.

New aged care services for ATSI people

The Federal Government is providing more than $3 million in additional annual grant funding to deliver new and expanded residential aged care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote locations.

Excellence in Age Services Awards – nominations

Australia’s peak age services body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), is calling for nominations for the inaugural LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards in 2018.

Legal Aid NSW’s free 2018 diary

The free 2018 Legal Topics for Older People Diary is packed with tips to help seniors understand their rights under the law.

Checklist promotes asbestos safety

A new tool has been launched to help home renovators better identify asbestos before any work gets underway.

Consumer rights in the sharing economy

When you buy from a platform where users can trade products or skills as a service, you have the same rights as you do when you buy from a shop in person or online.

VIC passes voluntary assisted dying laws

The Victorian Parliament has passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill after a comprehensive, historic and passionate debate in both lower and upper houses.

National Aged Care Advocacy Program

The Federal Government has launched a new, free nationwide support network to stand up for the rights of older Australians aged 55 and over.

Youi pays $164,000 for poor insurance sales practices

Youi has refunded 102 consumers approximately $14,000 in total, and will pay $150,000 as a community benefit payment to the Financial Rights Legal Centre's Insurance Law Service.