Funding to protect the rights of the elderly extended till 2026

The Federal Government has confirmed its commitment to ongoing funding to support elder abuse initiatives in Australia.

Governing for Reform in Aged Care education program

The Federal Government has launches an education program to help aged care providers strengthen organisational governance and leadership.

MYEFO sidesteps aged care workforce crisis

The Federal government has sidestepped the acute crisis in the aged care workforce by failing to make any pay increase commitment in its MYEFO statement released 16 December 2021.

24/7 dementia support, counselling, and services to start

People living with dementia and carers will have access to services with the Government’s $102 million commitment to expand the National Dementia Support Program from Dementia Australia.

That reverse mortgage scheme the government is about to re-announce, how does it work?

Many Australians have never heard of the Pension Loans Scheme, and many more assume it’s just for pensioners, which is understandable given its name.

Research centre to reinforce the future of aged care

The $34 million Aged Care Centre for Growth and Translational Research to open 2022 at Flinders University in Adelaide will help ensure research leads to tangible outcomes for the aged care sector.

Women retirees are disadvantaged compared to men says researcher

Territorian women who have raised children and been homemakers are particularly disadvantaged by Australia’s retirement income system says a researcher at Charles Darwin University (CDU).

Older Australians are already bamboozled by a complex home-care system

More than a million older Australians need care at home each year. More than 1,000 agencies provide services to them.

LASA Excellence in Age Services Award winners 2021

This year’s LASA National Excellence in Age Services Awards have recognised outstanding achievements and contributions by LASA Members, winning praise from CEO Sean Rooney and the awards judging panel.

Landmark new report reveals confronting aged care experiences

A landmark new report has revealed older people receiving aged care continued to endure unacceptable and confronting experiences across Australia in 2020-21.

Simple tips for medication safety during the festive season

After prolonged lockdowns and border closures, many Aussies are desperate to enjoy a well-deserved festive season.

New prostate cancer treatment subsidy

For the first time in seven years, a prostate cancer therapy will be added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

Home care packages as waiting list decreases

The Home Care Packages Program Data Report (1st Quarter 2021-22) shows the number of people accessing a home care package grew to 204,146 at 30 September 2021 - an increase of over 41,000 in 12 months.

innovAGEING National Awards Winners 2021

innovAGEING and its Foundation Partners, the Commonwealth Bank and KPMG Australia, have announced the winners of the 2021 innovAGEING National Awards.

Report on the Operation of the Aged Care Act 2020-21 financial year

The Federal Government has welcomed the release of the Report on the Operation of the Aged Care Act (1997) – an overview of Australia’s age care system.

Housework linked to sharper memory and better falls protection in older adults

Housework is linked to sharper memory, attention span, and better leg strength, and by extension, greater protection against falls, in older adults, findings published in BMJ Open.

New National Aged Care Advisory Council established

Seventeen prominent Australians will provide expert advice on aged care issues and the implementation of the Federal Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Aged care providers welcome new National Aged Care Advisory Council

The Australian Aged Care Collaboration (AACC) welcomes the establishment of the National Aged Care Advisory Council as recommended by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and announced by the Federal Government 24 November 2021.

Calls for re-funding of dementia-friendly communities program

The life-changing impact of Dementia Australia’s award-winning Dementia-Friendly Communities program was highlighted today with the release of a discussion paper.

Australians travelling overseas urged to make a will prior to departure

State Trustees Victoria is urging Victorians with itchy feet to update their wills prior to post-pandemic travel.

Older Australians thriving with new found academic skills

The latest report spearheaded by Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria for the Australian Federal Government reveals age is no barrier to academic and career success.