NT training centre to support aged care workforce opens

The Territory Government and Charles Darwin University (CDU) are boosting training for new aged care workers with a new Training Centre for Aged Care at CDU’s Casuarina campus.

Ageing in place successfully could be all about where you live

Research from the University of Adelaide has shown that neighbourhood characteristics can have a significant impact on older people’s ability to age successfully at home.

Study shows household and family ties significant in staving off dementia

In a global study, researchers in evolutionary medicine at the University of Adelaide have found that people living in larger households are at reduced risk of dying from dementia.

30-60 mins of weekly muscle strengthening activity linked to 10-20% lower death risk

Between 30 and 60 minutes of muscle strengthening activity every week is linked to a 10-20% lower risk of death from all causes.

A call to action UN Convention on the rights of older persons

There are significant gaps in the protection of the rights of older people globally.

Diversifying governance in aged care through inclusive leadership

The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing, supported by Benetas, has identified a need for more work at a governance and leadership level to support the cultural, linguistic, spiritual, and lifestyle requirements.

Prime Minister Mr Morrison hasn’t done his job to fix aged care

ANMFexpresses their heartbreak and disgust that Prime Minister Scott Morrison ‘hasn’t done his job’ to stop the suffering of elderly Australians living in aged care.

Aged care reform delivery a year after Aged Care Royal Commission

One year since the final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, the Federal Government has effected reform across the five pillars of its five year plan.

Aged care sector invited to participate in redesign

The Aged Care Workforce Industry Council is calling for those with an interest in the future of the Australian aged care workforce to contribute to a major new project.

Productivity Commission to consider aged care employment models and leave options for carers

The Commission will examine the merits of unpaid leave allocations for all workers who need to care for an older relative or friend and undertake a study of employment models across the aged care sector.

Today’s aged care falls well short of how we’d like to be treated – but there is another way

Bill? Why isn’t he home from work? I have to go and look for him. He’s never late – something’s happened. My chest is getting tight and tears start on my cheeks.

A friendly face comes into view, smiling warmly, facing me directly. A gentle hand reaches to me...

How good design can make aged care facilities feel more like home

The stark difference between an aged care “home” and a real home has been laid bare by the COVID pandemic.

Support at Home Program and Regulation update webinar

The Australian Government Department of Health is hosting the Support at Home Program webinar on Tuesday, 8 March from 2:00 to 4:00pm AEDT.

Self-Managing In-Home Care keeps older Australians healthy and happy longer

New research has found that self-management of aged care packages can be a successful option for older Australians.

Australians urged to request stethoscope heart checks from their GPs

More than 250,000 people are estimated to be living with undiagnosed heart valve disease.

RACGP releases user-friendly online guide for managing COVID-19 at home

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has launched a new interactive online guide to help people with COVID-19 manage their symptoms at home.

Nursing home residents are paying $800 a week for services they are barely getting

Nursing home residents confined to their rooms during COVID are like hypothetical tenants locked in their bedrooms by landlords – unable to take showers, able only to make only sandwiches for meals and cut off from visitors and socialising with fellow residents.

Australian first digital platform helps older people age their way - LiveUp

iLA announces the launch of LiveUp, a new free, nationwide, digital-first healthy ageing service at www.liveup.org.au.

20 minutes of daily exercise at 70 may stave off major heart disease

Any physical activity is better late than never but earlier in older age, better still.

Isolated, confused and depressed: the pandemic’s toll on people with dementia and carers

The COVID pandemic has had a huge impact on people living with dementia and their family carers around the world.

Council of Elders Communique #1 of 25 January 2022

The Council of Elders which was recently appointed by the Federal Government held its first meeting on 25 January 2022 in the presence of the Minister for Health and Aged Care, Greg Hunt and the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Richard Colbeck.