Aged care respite increased for culturally diverse groups

Older Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse communities will be able to access more tailored respite care.

31,000 credit complaints since Banking Royal Commission: CHOICE

Data reveals postcodes flooded with complaints about loans as Government plans to remove lending protections.

Have your say on Victoria's retirement village laws

The Victorian Government has today released an Options Paper for public consultation, as the next steps in the process of reviewing the Retirement Villages Act 1986 (the Act).

Most aged care residents miss out on medication reviews

Two years after entering a residential aged care facility (RACF) less than half of residents have had their medications reviewed.

Consumer groups slam Senate report on lending laws

Consumer groups condemn Senate Inquiry Report, as vote looms on Government's disastrous proposal to axe safe lending laws.

DV history raises elder abuse risk: study

Australian researchers have called for additional services for survivors of intimate partner violence – warning those who have these experiences are more vulnerable to elder abuse.

Happiness of centenarians a severely neglected area of research

A systematic review by researchers at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney has highlighted the need for clearer definitions of ‘happiness’, ‘life satisfaction’ and ‘positive affect’ in centenarians.

Mothballs in 'new' aged care findings - will the government act this time?

The findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety are useless unless politicians are held accountable.

Royal commission confronts Morrison government with call for aged care tax levy

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has recommended a levy to help fund aged care on a sustainable basis, and given the federal government two radically different options for running a reformed system.

This is how we create the age-friendly smart city

Senior citizens need help and encouragement to remain active as they age in their own communities. Given the choice, that’s what most would prefer.

Helping older Australians improve their digital skills, confidence and online safety

Older Australians will be encouraged to bridge the digital divide through government funding to help seniors remain connected with friends and family online and learn new skills.

4 key takeaways from the aged care royal commission's final report

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s final report into aged care has laid out an extensive plan to overhaul Australia’s aged-care system.

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission welcomes final report

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission welcomes the final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Commission's Final Report calls for fundamental and systemic aged care reform

The Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was tabled in Parliament on 1 March 2021.

Aged care, death and taxes after the royal commission

The Governor General was handed the report of the aged care royal commission on Friday. It will be made public in the coming week.

Integrating ageing Australians into their communities

The recent slower growth in Australia’s population will boost the size of our ageing communities.

Access to pandemic advice with new multilingual support line

Older Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds are set to receive tailored access to important COVID-19 updates and aged care information.

Infrastructure funding for aged care providers

Aged care providers are being reminded applications for a share of funding totalling $150 million in the Australian Government’s largest investment in residential aged care infrastructure will soon close.

Paid on par with cleaners: the broader issue affecting the quality of aged care

The aged care royal commission is due to hand down its final report on 26 February 2021, and it will be tabled in parliament in the days after that.

3000 aged care workers call for ‘big picture’ overhaul

Almost 3000 aged care workers are demanding a fundamental shake-up of aged care ahead of this week’s hand over of the Aged Care Royal Commission final report.

Bridging the digital divide between seniors and smart home technologies

From digital voice assistants to automated ‘smart’ lights and robotic vacuum cleaners, existing smart home devices can support the wellbeing and independence of older Australians.