Technology helps older people to live at home longer

Vulnerable Queenslanders can now trial a wide range of technology to help them to live independently with the opening of a technology display centre at Newmarket.

Report on the Economic Potential of Seniors

The first report from the Advisory Panel on the Economic Potential of Senior Australians has been released.

Challenge of Older Prisoners

As the prison population has aged over the last decade, an extra 1500 inmates who are over 50 are now in prisons.

Demand pain relief to the end

Planning early for end of life and the pain relief available is essential for people with dementia, yet most do not do it while they can still make their own decisions.

People with dementia don’t receive adequate care

Four in five Australians agree: people with dementia don’t receive adequate care within the community.

Seniors must plan a fire escape

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Commissioner Greg Mullins has encouraged older residents to take the time during Seniors Week to prepare their homes to prevent fires and draw up a fire escape plan.