One in ten palliative care-related services provided at home
The number of Medicare-subsidised palliative care services received by Australians in their own home almost doubled between 2015–16 and 2019–20.
e-Health exercise program helps prevent falls by up to 20 per cent
A new study into the balance exercise program, StandingTall, has shown promising results in significantly reducing the rate of falls in older persons over two years by up to 20 per cent.
Reimagining volunteering for the future
New official data reveals the severe impact COVID-19 has had on volunteering with nearly one in ten Australians having not returned to volunteering in the past year.
How we can retrain our anxious brains to think positive
Worried brains can be retrained to respond to everyday situations in a less threatening way to reduce anxiety levels.
Transforming aged care must start with improving wages and conditions
New HESTA aged care workforce research reveals we risk missing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build the skilled workforce needed to meet future demand if there is not an adequate national effort to improve wages and conditions in the sector.
Elder abuse – an age-old crime fuelled by greed
The most common forms of elder abuse are psychological and financial, it’s not new and we will never know the full extent of this criminal activity.
Aged care Budget cash splash, but where’s the transparency?
The 2021 Budget allocation for aged care goes some way to address the issues in the industry identified in the Aged Care Royal Commission, but glaring shortcomings remain.
Support for nurses in aged care
This International Nurses Day, 12 May 2021, LASA is supporting extra nurses in aged care and a workforce program to attract and retain nursing talent in the industry.
New WHO report to bolster global action to prevent shocking rates of falls
A new technical report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) will reduce suffering and loss that result from falls.
New study to shed light on surveillance cameras in aged care
A new Edith Cowan University project will investigate how security cameras could be used to improve patient safety in aged care homes.
How 103,000 heart attacks, strokes and deaths could be prevented by 2026
A staggering 103,137 heart attacks, strokes and heart disease deaths could be avoided over the next five years if all Australians at high risk were on necessary medications, a new report reveals.
Australian businesses still reluctant to recruit older workers
New research published by the Australian HR Institute, together with the Commission, shows almost half of Australian businesses say they are reluctant to recruit older workers.
End-of-life crisis looms for older Australians without advance care planning
A new national study found that 70% of Australians aged 65+ are sidestepping the opportunity to control their end-of-life care, with men less likely to plan than women.
Most Aussies say things look dire for when they retire
A majority of Australians think the age pension should be increased, while most Australians who aren't retired think they won't have enough money when they do.
Move more to manage pain
New research reveals Australians are letting pain impact their daily life before seeking support from an allied health professional.
ANMF national aged care campaign: ‘It’s not too much’
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has launched its new national campaign aimed at ensuring that aged care is a priority in the upcoming 2021 Budget.
NDIS and aged care: call for better model of care for older Australians
Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), has released a report comparing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) with the aged care system.
Hard of hearing and elderly Aussies at greatest risk of fatal fires
At least one Australian dies from residential fires each week, with people aged over 65 accounting for over a third (36%) of all fatalities.
Aussies avoiding what matters most in last stage of life
Experts are issuing a public health plea for improved communication, acceptance and preparation for last stage of life.
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