Vulnerable seniors peak body to funded
The WA Government has extended its funding of the Council on the Ageing WA (COTA WA) for the Vulnerable Seniors Peak Body, to enable it to continue work in raising awareness of elder abuse.
Online learning to help keep senior Australians safe from sexual abuse
The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) is to develop an online learning package aimed at helping aged care providers and health professionals prevent, and respond to sexual abuse.
Don’t worry, the kids are cool if you cash in on their inheritance
Cash in on the kids’ inheritance and spend up big on the retirement plans.
Future falls risk detected by a simple bone density scan
The build-up of calcium in a major blood vessel is linked with a 39 per cent higher risk of serious falls in older women, new Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found.
Mandatory vaccination of residential aged care workers by mid-September
The Federal Government is supporting aged care workers to get vaccinated as part of an $11 million grant program.
Moving aged care reform forward
The allocation of 80,000 new home care packages worth $6.5 billion and a basic daily fee increase for residential providers are aged care reforms which start on 1 July 2021.
Voluntary Assisted Dying comes into effect in Western Australia
Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) has today 1 July 2021, become accessible to eligible Western Australians.
Don’t cross the line: taking action against elder abuse
Griffith University in partnership with ADA Law, has launched a new suite of resources on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day to assist in preventing elder abuse.
Empowering older people could be key to positive change
A research team led by Curtin University has demonstrated the potential of older people to play a direct role in tackling community issues affecting them such as food security.
Emergency leave extension for aged care residents
The Federal Government is extending emergency leave arrangements for people living permanently in residential aged care who want to temporarily relocate with family to reduce their risk of contracting COVID-19.
South East Queensland, Townsville, Magnetic and Palm Islands to enter lockdown
A three-day COVID-19 lockdown will come into force from 6pm Tuesday 29 June 2021.
Increased GP face-to-face access funding in residential aged care
The Federal Government is allocating $42.8 million to increase face-to-face contact with General Practitioners for senior Australians living in residential aged care.
New report calls for a fairer future for grandcarers
More than 60 per cent of grandparent carers are living in poverty, according to a new report involving Edith Cowan University (ECU) research.
Overwhelming demand for employees in home care
Only a year ago, our unemployment queues were long – but as the economic recovery gains speed, there’s one industry that is growing fast with an increasing number of new jobs on offer.
Study reveals insights into the barriers to bowel cancer screening
University of Southern Queensland investigation has revealed what prevents people from doing the bowel cancer home screening test.
Funding boost for home care won't solve structural problems
Without structural reform on how home care is allocated, the home care waiting list is likely to grow, writes Dr Nicole Sutton.
Is it worth selling my house if I’m going into aged care?
For senior Australians who cannot live independently at home, residential aged care can provide accommodation, personal care and general health care.
Queensland Health launches quality and safety information site
Queensland Health’s Inform My Care website was launched 0n 18 June 2021, providing safety and quality information about Queensland’s public and private hospitals and residential aged care facilities.
There are problems in aged care, but more competition isn’t the solution
The solution to most problems in most markets is more competition.
Spotlight on powers of attorney as part of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, law firm Maurice Blackburn has backed the creation of a national register for powers of attorney to help safeguard against elder abuse.
Campaign urges Queenslanders to unite against elder abuse
Queenslanders are being urged to stand and act together to address elder abuse as part of a new statewide campaign launched ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June.
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