Call to alter elder abuse assessment to better protect vulnerable

A simple change to an assessment tool would double the capture rate of elder abuse sufferers, a University of Otago study has shown.

Seven ways to achieve sustainable aged care funding

In May 2022, whatever government wins the upcoming Federal election faces a considerable challenge: developing a sustainable financing system for Australia’s aged care needs.

Would you like to make a meaningful difference to the lives of older citizens and gain much in return?

Volunteer for the Re-Engaging Volunteers into Residential Aged Care Program.

Dietitians Australia member appointed to Aged Care Quality and Safety Advisory Council

Dietitians Australia congratulates Aged Care Subject Matter Lead and Accredited Practising Dietitian Julie Dundon on her appointment to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Advisory Council.

Humanity’s broken risk perception is reversing global progress in a ‘spiral of self-destruction’ - UN report

World could undo social and economic advances and face 1.5 disasters a day by 2030, according to UN’s flagship Global Assessment Report.

Driving decisions made easier for older drivers

Decision Aid helps drivers, their families and carers to make decisions based on an individual's situation.

Power to older Australians

By 2050, one-fifth of our population will be aged over 65. That greater concentration of older Australians will magnify a suite of challenges.

Covid explosion will trigger wave of aged care closures unless new funding is found

Catholic Health Australia is warning dozens of aged care homes around Australia are on the verge of collapse due to the heavy drain on their already-strained finances created by the resurgence of COVID-19.

Older Australians on the tough choices they face as energy costs set to increase

Australian aged care policy and programs are increasingly focused on what’s known as “successful ageing” – helping people feel satisfied, happier and healthier as they age.

Why do women experience hair loss? One doctor explains.

We usually hear about men going bald, but hair loss doesn’t only affect men. When it comes to hair loss in women, there is not a one-size-fits-all causal factor.

Benetas Veteran Home Care (VHC) Packages Assessment Services in Queensland

Benetas has announced their new appointment by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, to provide Veteran Home Care (VHC) Package Assessment services to 2,823 veterans across Queensland.

Supporting people living with dementia to participate in the Federal Election

Dementia Australia is calling on people living with dementia, their families, and carers to start the conversation now about voting in the Federal Election on 21 May 2022.

Healthy lifestyle associated with more years without Alzheimer’s

Findings could help health professionals and policymakers plan future healthcare services.

Travelling over Easter and ANZAC day? Stay medication safe

With Easter fast approaching, many people are looking forward to making the most of the Easter public holidays, coupled with ANZAC long weekend directly after.

Aged care advocates call for older Australians to be consulted over election campaign promises

The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) has today called on all political leaders to deliver a new, rights-based Aged Care Act by 1 July 2023.

Will the State Budget deliver what older Victorians want?

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria is calling on Victorian State Government to prioritise significant spending on mobility, transport and digital inclusion for older people in the upcoming May budget.

Queenslanders to have their say on retirement village report

The Queensland Government is seeking community feedback on the recommendations of an independent report into timeframes for exit payments in Queensland retirement villages, and the government’s response.

Serving up choice and dignity in aged care – how meals are enjoyed is about more than what’s on the plate

Meals are rituals built around pleasures and choices. While what is served at mealtimes in aged care homes has received recent attention and Labor has pledged to improve the food offered, new research highlights that how meals are offered is just as important.

Mitigating loneliness after spousal loss

A recent study has found that loneliness is a greater challenge in widowhood than social isolation or lack of social support.

Winter booster COVID-19 vaccine for higher risk groups

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has recommended a winter booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccination aimed at increasing immunity before winter for selected high-risk groups.

Elder Rights WA launched to protect WA seniors’ rights

A new State-wide service to protect seniors' rights has commenced with the launch of Elder Rights Western Australia, run by Legal Aid WA.