Home care data confirms concerns
Chief Executive Officer of Australia’s peak age services body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), Sean Rooney today noted the Government’s release of the Home Care Packages Program Data Report.
Carers Gateway providing support
A national online and telephone support service set up to provide assistance to Australia’s 2.7 million carers has already helped more than half a million people.
Extra support for meal home deliveries for older Australians
Older Australians living at home will benefit from Federal Government funding of an additional $8 million for meals providers through the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP).
Veterans PTSD research centre launched
A new Government-funded research centre into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder will tackle issues affecting lives of many veterans and their families.
Extra high need home care packages and $20 million My Aged Care revamp
The Federal Government has announced initiatives in home care services and improved access to the My Aged Care system, as it releases the report of the Legislated Review of Aged Care 2017.
Smart glasses for the vision impaired launched
The Royal Society for the Blind is the first organisation to bring eyewear technology to Australia, giving many visually impaired people the opportunity to see clearly for the first time.
Push to regulate mobility scooters
A recent National Party conference motion could punish seniors and people with disability, warns Assistive Technology Suppliers Australasia (ATSA).
QLD small craft users now have emergency locator beacon choice
A long popular safety accessory for bushwalkers and outback travellers, personal locator beacons are now hitting the Queensland waves on jet ski riders, kayakers and small boat sailors.
QLD’s first accredited Aboriginal Men’s Shed
Local men in Cherbourg will benefit from better mental health outcomes, with the official opening of Queensland’s first Men’s Shed Australia accredited Aboriginal Men’s Shed today.
Property driving rise in over-indebted households
Average household debt has almost doubled since 2003-04 according to the latest figures from the Survey of Income and Housing, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Seniors to abandon health funds if premiums keep rising
Seniors could be forced to downgrade their level of cover or drop their health insurance altogether, if premiums continue to rise unchecked.
New and refurbished VIC Men’s Sheds
More men around Victoria will be building new friendships, skills and community connections, thanks to almost $1 million in Government support for new and expanded men’s sheds.
Tips for responding to someone who isn't OK
It takes courage to ask simply and directly, ‘Are you OK?’, if you're concerned about someone's mental health.
ACCC warns about iTunes scammers
The ACCC is warning people to be on the lookout for scammers who are trying to con their victims into paying for scams with Apple iTunes gift cards.
Study to help UK pensioners improve health and wellbeing
A major study involving researchers from the University of Birmingham is aiming to help older people stay fitter and live independently for longer.
Deakin to skill up sandwich generation to care for young and elderly
The growing membership of Australia's "sandwich generation" are being skilled up by Deakin University experts, supporting them to balance caring for both children and ageing parents.
NSW energy bill relief package for households and businesses
Under the new package, energy rebates for concession cardholders will increase by $50 to $285 per year and rebates for other eligible households will increase by $30 to $180 per year.
Writers recognised as finalists in QLD literary awards
The Queensland Government has announced the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards finalists.
Why more grandparents are raising their grandchildren
Many grandparents will receive loving cards, calls and emails from their grandchildren on Grandparents Day.
Pain and Alzheimer’s disease
For people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), pain that interferes with daily activities may be more common than people with AD typically report.
New diagnostic tool spots first signs of Parkinson's disease
Researchers have developed the first tool that can diagnose Parkinson’s disease when there are no physical symptoms, offering hope for more effective treatment of the condition.