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.

Time for national action on loneliness, the unnoticed epidemic

Loneliness clouds the lives of many Australians and exposes them to increased risk of depression and other illness.

Exercise boosts artery health in middle-aged and older men, not testosterone therapy

A 12-week exercise program improved artery health in middle-aged and older men, while testosterone treatment alone provided no benefits to artery health and function.

A heartless betrayal of millions – Government JobSeeker decision

The Government’s JobSeeker decision today comes as devastating news for people, it is a cut to their current income and is a measly $3.57 a day more than the brutal old Newstart rate.

Stereotypes can harm performance of older adults on cognitive and physical tasks

When older adults are viewed as cognitively or physically impaired, they perform below their abilities on tasks.

Lithgow Aged Care Ltd not to be re-accredit

A meeting was held on 16 February with Lithgow Aged Care residents and family members in order to provide them with information and answer questions about the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission’s decision not to re-accredit the residential service.

Communal activities boost rehabilitation for older adults in long term care

A research team implemented a study based on a program that encouraged elderly patients at care homes in Adachi Ward, Tokyo to participate in gardening activities.

Regis Nedlands, WA Notice to Impose Sanctions and Notice of Requirement

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has recently published performance reports resulting from surprise site visits at Regis Nedlands residential aged care service in Western Australia.

Exercise protein doubles running capacity and extends healthy lifespans in older mice

A new study shows that humans express a powerful hormone during exercise and that treating mice with the hormone improves physical performance, capacity and fitness.