Call for applications for flexible aged care places

Multi-purpose services in small rural and remote communities are encouraged to apply for new flexible aged care places under an allocations round opening today.

Morrison Ministry

The newly appointed Prime Minister of Australia announced, on 26 August 2018, his intention to recommend to the Governor-General, the following Ministry.

Calls to elevate Minister for Aged Care to Cabinet

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) congratulates Scott Morrison on his appointment as Prime Minister and calls for a dedicated Minister for Ageing and Aged Care in the Cabinet.

Better Practice Awards celebrate excellence in aged care

The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, has congratulated the winners of this year’s Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Better Practice Awards.

Cooked chooks driving Meals on Wheels to national record

In celebration of National Meals on Wheels Day on 29 August, Meals on Wheels services across Queensland will attempt to beat the National Record for the most community meals produced in five hours.

Scottish cyclist prepares to ride from Brisbane to Adelaide

Sixty-five year old Scottish cyclist Steve Taylor will kick off a ride of 2,222km on Friday 24 August for the Ride2Cure Neuroblastoma tour.

Speak My Language radio for multicultural older Australians

Older Australians from culturally diverse backgrounds will benefit from increased access to aged care information, with the launch of the Speak My Language radio project, funded by $1 million from the Federal Government.

Dying elderly need comforting, not rescuing

Elderly people near the end of their lives are receiving hospital treatment that is too aggressive, a UNSW-led study has found.

Funding for Neighbourhood Hubs

Local community support and friendship organisation will be supported after a small $42,000 grant from the Federal Government.

With millions taking multiple medicines - need to be medicinewise

A new survey into the medicine-taking habits of Australians estimates more than 9 million people take a prescribed medicine every day, with 8 million taking two or more prescribed medicines in a week.

No Jab, No Pay action urged to prevent payments being cut

Parents are running out of time to vaccinate their children if they want to avoid having their family support payments cut under the Turnbull Government’s tough No Jab, No Pay rules.

Hospital accreditation system needs an overhaul

Once a year, inspectors visit hospitals across the country to assess their performance on a range of measures, from medication safety to consumer engagement. But it’s not a secret shopper-type scenario.

How to keep physically active in winter

Are you a 'fair weather' exerciser? It can be really frustrating to work hard on getting fit over the warmer months, only to lose it all in the depths of winter.

How sheds can help men stave off loneliness after retirement

When people hear the word shed, they may think about a rickety wooden building at the bottom of a garden crawling with spiders, filled with old paint tins, a lawnmower and out-of-date weedkiller.

Older Australians receiving home care and support

More older Australians are receiving Commonwealth assistance, with more choice to help them remain living independently in their homes for longer.

Here's a mental health workout that's as simple as ABC

While we take physical workouts very seriously, there is much less said about the “workouts” that help us remain mentally agile and healthy.

New report reveals out-of-pocket costs for Medicare services

Half of Australian patients pay a contribution towards their non-hospital Medicare services, according to a new report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Talk to your doctor about stepping down or stopping treatment for GORD

Many Australians are taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) for extended periods of time, but should review their medication with their doctors.

Optimal cancer care for First Nations Australians

An Australian-first Optimal Care Pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with Cancer, released by Cancer Australia, charts new approaches to cancer care for First Nations people.

Learning to ask older adults better questions about their memory

Healthcare providers and researchers rely on screening questions to detect patients who may be at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease and other aging-related problems.

Free public transport on Vietnam Veterans’ Day

The Victorian Government is making it easier for more Victorians to pay their respects this Vietnam Veterans Day, with free public transport to the Shrine of Remembrance and local commemoration services.