Funding for Multi-Purpose Services

Senior Australians living in regional, rural and remote areas will have greater access to aged care services through new $4 million annual funding in flexible aged care places.

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission starts work

2 January 2019 marks a new era for Australian aged care, with the independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission opening its doors.

Regeneration may cause isolation for older people

A study by an academic from the University of Manchester has found that urban regeneration in poor neighbourhoods can actually backfire, and lead to older people feeling isolated.

1 in 4 breast cancers potentially preventable

Cancer Australia has today launched an extensive new website that provides up-to-date evidence-based information on 68 risk factors for breast cancer.

New website will make finding a NSW JP easier

The New South Wales Justice of the Peace website will be upgraded to make it easier for users to find details on when and where a Justice of the Peace (JP) is available and what languages they speak.

Interest-free rental bonds loans in the ACT

The Rental Bond Help online platform has been officially opened, making it easier for individuals and families to access interest free loans for their rental bond in the ACT.

Strength exercises could help older adults get back on their feet

Older adults who participate in strength training may have a better chance of being able to get up independently after they have a fall, new research led by Curtin University has found.

New high blood pressure treatment hope

La Trobe University and the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute are leading a major new study into the causes of high blood pressure and have found a possible link with chronic inflammation.

Mobile dental service for vulnerable Canberrans

A new mobile ACT dental clinic will be operational in January 2019, providing better access to dental services for vulnerable and disadvantaged Canberrans.

Why the number of dementia cases has doubled

If you are worried about dementia, you should be. For many older people, Alzheimer’s dementia has replaced cancer as the great health fear of a generation. Dementia is now the leading cause of death in Australian women, and second leading cause of death in men.

Grandmothers deserve more recognition for caring

Grandmothers deserve more recognition for their role as caregivers and some are at risk of being overburdened, according to a report from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health.

Improved pension systems better placed to deliver

Improvements in the design of pension systems over the last decade in OECD countries have made them more financially sustainable.

Why windows with a view are so important to older people

Windows are something that many of us take for granted – they’re just part of the houses we live in or the buildings we work in. And yet for older people, windows can be vital as a way to access the world, especially for those who spend a lot of time indoors.

If you’re planning to retire in 2019 and you have shares – think again

Once again, politicians – this time the Opposition - are seeking to move the goalposts on superannuation with proposed changes to franking credits on shares.

Christmas sales survival guide

CHOICE says buying alternative brands or older models and haggling can help keep Christmas costs down.

Budget! - don't sink in the New Year

Wesley Mission has issued a warning to consumers who are intent on maximising their credit card expenditure before Christmas with the hope of transferring their balances to a no interest card in the New Year.

Proportion of older Australians continues to rise

The proportion of Australia's population aged 65 years and over continued to increase in 2018, with Tasmania home to the country's oldest population.

Are your grandparents getting tipsy at the holiday party?

November and December are defined by parties and social events. And in the U.S., alcohol is synonymous with socializing, with Americans particularly likely to overindulge during the holidays.

Nurse and midwife to patient ratios to increase in Victoria

Legislation will be introduced in Victorian Parliament today to enshrine improved minimum nurse and midwife to patient ratios.

Private health insurance premium increase in 2019

The Federal Government’s reforms to make private health insurance simpler and more affordable have delivered an average premium increase of 3.25 per cent from 1 April 2019.

Exercise to lower high blood pressure

Exercise may be as effective as prescribed drugs to lower high (140 mm Hg) blood pressure, suggests a pooled analysis of the available data.