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.

Get 'vaccination proof' - Services Australia

Services Australia has some important information that will help you get proof of their COVID-19 vaccinations.

Home and community aged care staff encouraged to get vaccinated

Aged care staff who work in home care and community services are encouraged to get their COVID-19 vaccinations.

Regulations alignment across care and support sectors

Work to align regulation across the aged care, disability and veterans’ care sectors will improve quality and safety for participants and consumers.

Mable Community Grants

Applications for the 2021 Mable Community Grants close on 1 December 2021.

Community and disability professionals proud of their sector, but at risk of leaving

Professionals providing vital care and support to those living with disability and disadvantage were proud to work in their sector but are likely to leave unless there are more opportunities to progress and develop new skills, according to new HESTA research.

Recognising Victoria’s Outstanding Seniors

Ballarat dementia advocate Anne Tudor OAM has received the 2021 Premier’s Award for Victorian Senior of the Year.

Australian Government urged to implement rights-based Aged Care Act

A broad coalition of aged care and community sector organisations are urging the Australian Government to build on its current reform agenda and commit to implementing a rights-based Aged Care Act that embeds older people's rights at its core.

WA Seniors Strategy will put older Western Australians at front of mind

Seniors and Ageing Minister Don Punch has today announced the development of Western Australia's first Seniors Strategy at WA Seniors Week's premier event, 'Have a Go Day'.

New Aged Care Visitor Access Code released for public consultation

Australians are invited to consult on the revised Industry Code for Visiting Aged Care Homes, developed by 12 aged care consumer and provider organisations.

COVID-19 vaccine push to protect senior Australians at home

The Federal Government has opened a $20 million grant program for home care providers to increase and report on the vaccination rate of their workforce.

Should I take a gift? As borders open, how to prepare for reuniting with your grandkids

As border restrictions lift, family reunions are being planned around Australia. This is an exciting but also uncertain time, particularly for grandparents who have been separated from grandchildren.

New research shows how hard it is for ‘flying grannies’ to care for their Australian grandkids

In Australia, grandparents are the most popular form of childcare. Yet with almost 30% of Australians born overseas, for many families, grandparents are not close by.

Analysis of Delta outbreaks needed

LASA is calling on the Federal Government to conduct on an independent analysis of Delta COVID-19 outbreaks in aged care to inform the sector on keeping residents and staff safe as we begin living with COVID.

Recommendations of review into COVID outbreaks in aged care accepted

The Federal Government has accepted all 38 recommendations from a review into COVID-19 outbreaks in residential aged care facilities.