Older people can struggle with sustainable living, despite its obvious benefits

Improving the sustainability of Australia’s housing stock is crucial to meeting national emissions reduction goals.

Aged Care Council of Elders meets

The Federal Government has welcomed the first meeting of the Aged Care Council of Elders.

Almost one in six older Australians report experiencing abuse in the last 12 months

The National Elder Abuse Prevalence Study found that the most common form of elder abuse was psychological abuse (11.7%),

Union calls on Federal Government to pay everyday Australians to help solve aged care crisis

The Health Services Union is calling on the Prime Minister to fund a ‘home guard’ style system which would allow everyday Australians to provide support to the overwhelmed aged care sector.

Poor social health a predictor for cardiovascular disease

A recent study by Monash University has found that among healthy older adults, social isolation and low social support are strong predictors of overall cardiovascular risk.

My Health Record - proof of COVID-19 vaccinations

The Government's Australian Digital Health Agency is reminding people that My Health Record has proof of COVID-19 vaccinations.

Seniors struggle with anxiety when personal needs not met

Older adults who struggle with dressing, bathing and preparing meals, but don’t get the help they need, may experience high levels of anxiety.

The brain-protecting power of exercise

When elderly people stay active, their brains have more of a class of proteins that enhances the connections between neurons to maintain healthy cognition, a UC San Francisco study has found.

Online brain games can extend in-game ‘cognitive youth’ into old age

online brain game exercises can enable people in their 70s and even 80s to multitask cognitively as well as individuals 50 years their junior.

$34m centre to transform age care nationally

Flinders University will lead a an aged care initiative bringing together the aged care industry, older people and the nation’s experts to transform the way Australia supports its ageing society.

How retirement impacts social support and wellbeing

 

Australian couples moving into retirement tend to maintain their social networks, and many see an improvement in their mental health and wellbeing, new research shows.

Aged care providers who fail to plan for COVID, plan to fail

Aged care providers have no excuse if they are unprepared for a COVID-19 outbreak. They are inviting the regulator to take action.

Council of Elders on aged care

Council of Elders – a recommendation from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was announced today.

Funding to protect the rights of the elderly extended till 2026

The Federal Government has confirmed its commitment to ongoing funding to support elder abuse initiatives in Australia.

Governing for Reform in Aged Care education program

The Federal Government has launches an education program to help aged care providers strengthen organisational governance and leadership.

MYEFO sidesteps aged care workforce crisis

The Federal government has sidestepped the acute crisis in the aged care workforce by failing to make any pay increase commitment in its MYEFO statement released 16 December 2021.

24/7 dementia support, counselling, and services to start

People living with dementia and carers will have access to services with the Government’s $102 million commitment to expand the National Dementia Support Program from Dementia Australia.

That reverse mortgage scheme the government is about to re-announce, how does it work?

Many Australians have never heard of the Pension Loans Scheme, and many more assume it’s just for pensioners, which is understandable given its name.

Research centre to reinforce the future of aged care

The $34 million Aged Care Centre for Growth and Translational Research to open 2022 at Flinders University in Adelaide will help ensure research leads to tangible outcomes for the aged care sector.

Women retirees are disadvantaged compared to men says researcher

Territorian women who have raised children and been homemakers are particularly disadvantaged by Australia’s retirement income system says a researcher at Charles Darwin University (CDU).

Older Australians are already bamboozled by a complex home-care system

More than a million older Australians need care at home each year. More than 1,000 agencies provide services to them.