News for and about seniors from the web



19 May 2022

‘Absolutely distressing’: COVID-19 drives spike in elderly people dying at home – The Age


That's a wrap on the 18th edition of the Australian Masters Games - Australian Masters Games


Collapse in [NZ] care workers' pay talks shows little has changed for women workers - RNZ




18 May 2022

Stopping the inappropriate use of restrictive practices – Australian Ageing Agenda


Collapse of negotiations with care workers shows little has changed in how the government views the work of women – The Conversation


Aged care homes will struggle to meet staff ratios as losses pile up: report – The Age


Report highlights unsustainability of sector – Australian Ageing Agenda


The 29,000 younger Australians living with dementia are getting lost between disability services and aged care – The Conversation


Robotic therapy: A new effective treatment for chronic stroke rehabilitation – Asia Research News




16 May 2022

Scott Morrison to appeal to empty nesters at long-awaited Coalition campaign launch – The New Daily


Coalition unveils policy to encourage older Australians to move into smaller homes – ABC News


In-house dental program Senior Smiles improving overall health, quality of life in aged care homes – ABC News


Vision problems? You could be at risk of being misdiagnosed with cognitive impairment – The New Daily


Gambling and homelessness in older age: hidden and overlooked, but preventable – The Conversation




14 May 2022

Polling sheds light on aged care concern among voters – Australian Ageing Agenda


In-house dental program Senior Smiles improving overall health, quality of life in aged care homes – ABC News


New aged care peak unveils inaugural board – Australian Ageing Agenda


‘Stressed’ cells offer clues to eliminating build-up of toxic proteins in dementia – University of Cambridge




13 May 2022

174 aged care COVID-19 deaths recorded in the past two weeks - The Weekly Source


More regional aged care homes to close unless government funds pay rise, experts say – The Guardian


Elderly people in Australia still waiting up to 18 months for home care packages – SBS News


Winter flu – are you at risk? - National Seniors Australia


Applications for aged and disability service jobs down 52% - The Weekly Source


‘Fashion has no age’: the stylish senior citizens of Seoul – The Guardian




12 May 2022

New polling sheds light on aged care concern among voters – Community Care Review


Home care faces existential threat, conference hears – Community Care Review


How the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission can help – Aged Care Guide


COVID-fatigued aged care workers walk off the job – Australian Ageing Agenda


Sydney News: Parliamentary bill to legalise assisted dying moves to the upper house – ABC News


Coalition will import aged care workers and cover higher wages, minister says – The Age


[Alzheimer's] Changes to Your Relationship – Alzheimer's Association




11 May 2022

ANMF Corrects Mr Morrison’s Aged Care Claim – Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation


SA aged care workers use day off to rally for better work conditions after strike action delayed until after federal election – ABC News


Cost of living pressures become unbearable for pensioners, people on lower incomes – ABC News


Flu vaccine cuts heart attack risk by up to 45 per cent – The New Daily




10 May 2022

Thousands of aged care workers walking off the job – 9 News


Better care services can boost the economy, but they must be paid for – The Sydney Morning Herald


Aged care nurse Patricia Bergin suspended after breaching COVID-19 rules in Collie – ABC News




9 May 2022

Overwhelming support for federal government to pay for aged care wage increase, Vote Compass shows – ABC News


What pensioners should know about Centrelink’s income and asset tests – The New Daily


New Eye Drops Improve Aging Vision Without Glasses. Here's How They Work – Science Alert




7 May 2022

Amid all the shouting in the election campaign, the caring economy is stuck in a perilous limbo land – ABC News


Living Near Greenery Could Give You a Brain Boost—and Reduce Dementia Risk – Boston University


Latest news for veterans – Department of Veterans' Affairs




 6 May 2022

COVID-19 deaths in residential aged care homes are continuing to rise – The Weekly Source


The three election promises giving a big boost to retirees – The New Daily


Seven hours of sleep is optimal in middle and old age, say researchers – University of Cambridge


What is dignity of risk? — video – Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission


Aged care peaks unite to form Aged & Community Care Providers Association – The Weekly Source


Carer Gateway website – Australian Government


Aging and fake news: It's not the story you think it is – University of Florida




5 May 2022

Less than one percent of rentals in Australia are affordable to an Age Pensioner – Aged Care Guide


Coalition and Labor have pledged to freeze the age pension deeming rate until 2024. Here's what that means for pensioners – ABC News


Royal Freemasons Sale aged care home calls for Defence Force staffing help after failing audit – ABC News


Experts warn to book a jab as a severe flu season looms – Queensland Government


Consolidated sector peak revealed – Australian Ageing Agenda


Financial Information Service webinars are now available – Services Australia


Just Diagnosed – Alzheimer's Association


Anxiety and Agitation [with Alzheimer's] – Alzheimer's Association


Bookkeeper Sandra Balfour jailed for stealing nearly $2 millon while working for Brisbane car dealer – ABC News


Man in 70s swims for nine hours after falling overboard off central Queensland coast – ABC News




4 May 2022

Morrison government to freeze deeming rates for social security recipients after interest rate rise – SBS News


Researchers investigate connection between loss of motivation and Alzheimer’s disease progression – Indiana University


7 Things To Know About Sleep Apnea and CPAP – Yale Medicine


Big step in hip implants – Flinders University




3 May 2022

Can DOACs protect patients with AF from dementia? - InSight+


Navigating the system: Finding supports after a dementia diagnosis – Forward with Dementia


People attending GPs aren’t getting all the preventive health care they need. Here’s what could help – The Conversation




2 May 2022

Michael Pascoe: COVID quietly jumps to become our second-biggest killer – The New Daily


Aged care head backs 25 per cent wage rise in fight for gender equality – The Sydney Morning Herald


Aged care complaint upheld, no further action taken as Southern Cross Care, Young already 'non-compliant' – ABC News


Federal election live: Coalition unveils expansion of seniors' healthcare after Labor's promise of cheaper medications – ABC News


Calcium, vitamin D and aortic valve calcification: to the bone or to the heart? - BMJ


Hip fracture surgery: the importance of evidence‐based practice – Medical Journal of Australia


Improved survival rates after hip fracture surgery in New South Wales, 2011–2018 - Medical Journal of Australia




30 April 2022

Aged care head backs 25 per cent wage rise in fight for gender equality – The Age


Australians are substantially under-vaxxed ahead of a major flu season – The New Daily


Three things that older people can do to cut cancer risk by 61 per cent – The New Daily


Aged Care Quality Bulletin #40 – April 2022 – Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission


The importance of quality aged care in a post-pandemic world – Australian Ageing Agenda


People using aged care – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: GEN Aged Care Data


Younger people in residential aged care - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: GEN Aged Care Data


Researchers investigate connection between loss of motivation and Alzheimer’s disease progression – Indiana University


China: The elderly people struggling in Shanghai's quarantine centres – BBC News




29 April 2022

The cultural change needed to ensure a good death in nursing homes – The Sydney Morning Herald


Cost of living $250 cash payment starts to arrive, but will it change votes at federal election? - ABC News


Great-grandmother died in pain after 'chemical restraint' at Ascott Gardens in Orange, regulator finds – ABC News


Why is aged care so poor? Follow the money – National Seniors Australia




28 April 2022

Care providers ‘siphoning off’ government funds: report – Your Life Choices


COVID-19 outbreaks in Australian residential aged care facilities – 22 April 2022 – Australian Government Department of Health


More than a dozen aged care homes exposed to COVID-19 in SA – 9 News


Aged care: What the major parties are promising this election – ABC News


We’ve started making the Cost of Living Payment – Services Australia


As rental crisis bites, Veronica knows what she’ll have to cut back on — food – ABC News


French nun Sister Andre claims title of world's oldest person – ABC News


Canada’s workforce ‘has never been older’, statistics agency says – Al Jazeera


Declining brain health can be reversed, study shows – Your Life choices




27 April 2022

‘Women’s work’: Aged care bosses warn against wage case going down equal pay path – The Sydney Morning Herald


Draft Carer Recognition Bill 2022 - Have your say – Department of Communities Tasmania


ALZ magazine – Alzheimer's Association


Money Hub – Money Matters Feature – National Seniors Australia


Women and heart attacks: how to improve your heart health - UTS


Supercharge your happiness with an e-bike – University of Southern Queensland




26 April 2022

New government faces $20b of promises that need legislation – The Age


Too little, too late: who will fix the home care crisis for Australia’s ageing population? - The Guardian


Some Personality Traits Appear to Be Linked to Cognitive Impairment Later in Life – Science Alert


Brisk Walking Is Able to Slow Down The Biological Aging Process – Science Alert


Kane Tanaka: Japanese woman certified world's oldest person dies – BBC News




25 April 2022

Study Probes How to Tell Elderly Patients Not to Bother With Cancer Screening – Johns Hopkins Medicine


Online brain games can extend in-game ‘cognitive youth’ into old age, UCI-led study finds - University of California, Irvine


Lower intramuscular fat for a stronger heart – Asia Research News


Considering a lifetime annuity? It may boost your pension payments – The New Daily




25 April 2022

Anzac Day marked across Australia as crowds return to public dawn ceremonies – ABC News


Madonna King: Let’s remember those who gave their lives so that ours would be better – The New Daily


‘Not rocket science’: Economists warn Morrison’s tax pledge will lead to budget blowouts or cuts – The New Daily


Coalition has promised voters $833m a day as it outspends Labor in campaign mode – The Sydney Morning Herald


It’s a pork-barrelled circus in our marginal seats – The Age


Australia's COVID-19 death toll approaches 7,000 – SBS News


Women less likely to recover from long COVID — UK study - DW


Ukrainian refugees find comfort and chance of a new life in Australian Orthodox Easter – The Age


Thinking big helped Australia solve a housing crisis in the 1940s. We can do it again – The Guardian


New Zealand and Japan prime ministers meet, agree to boost security ties - RNZ


Mariupol: Before and after pictures show extent of devastation - DW


As dominant creditor, China must 'step up' on debt restructuring, Indonesia's Indrawati says - Reuters


French President Emmanuel Macron is re-elected for a second term – ABC News


From Oreo to shampoo, palm oil is part of everyday life – The Jakarta Post


Annoying Cat Parasite Has Again Been Linked to Psychotic Episodes, But Only in Men – Science Alert


How safe is my make-up kit? You’re not going to like the answer – The Sydney Morning Herald



23 April 2022

Masters Games website – Australian Masters Games Perth


Australian Masters Games opening ceremony - Australian Masters Games Perth


More than 50,000 older Australians died while waiting for approved home care since 2017, data shows – The Guardian


Insufficient aged care in SA communities – Australian Ageing Agenda


Australian Masters Games kicks off – Government of Western Australia


Why older people are important in the election despite few policies directed at them – The New Daily


Risky driving behaviors increase as common sleep disorder worsens – Washington University in St Louis


I have looked after thousands of dying people in aged care. I’ve seen and heard things you cannot imagine – The Guardian


Water can reduce your risk of heart failure – Your Life Choices


Canberra man Bert Hauptmann celebrates his 100th birthday, reflecting on decades of change in the national capital – ABC News




22 April 2022

COVID-19 cases and deaths in residential aged care homes keep on rising – The Weekly Source


Bupa CEO backs higher aged care co-contributions – The Weekly Source


Unspent Home Care Package funds remain in excess of $1.7BN: StewartBrown December 2021 Financial Performance Survey – The Weekly Source


How filmmaker's mum inspired Moving Story project to help people with dementia – ABC News


Staff shortages blamed for spine-deep bedsore that 'almost killed' Eric at Edenfield Family Care aged care home in Port Augusta – ABC News


The New Map of Life – Stanford Centre on Longevity


Don’t bring COVID home on election day. Plan your vote to stay safe – The Conversation




21 April 2022

Aged care workforce to take strike action – Australian Ageing Agenda


Almost half of providers yet to apply for worker bonus – Community Care Review


More older people are opting for part-time work rather than retirement: KPMG – The New Daily


Financing aged care unlikely to be tackled this election: peak – Australian Ageing Agenda


Ask Paul: We're pensioners - where should we invest $57k? - Money


'Good' Cholesterol in Brain May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay – Health Day


COTA Connect Victoria – COTA Victoria




20 April 2022

Residential Aged Care Quality Indicators — October to December 2021 – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


A Fair Work Commission decision means 'big changes' are coming to home care from July 1 – ABC News


Research links irregular heartbeat with dementia – Your Life Choices




19 April 2022

How loneliness increases your mortality risk – Your Life Choices


‘At my age, change is not good’: Elderly residents battle privatisation plan – The Age


Rural aged care crisis forces elderly to move hundreds of kilometres from loved ones – The Age


10 million Australians don’t have a will - finder


Stroke cuts life expectancy by one third – University of Queensland


Senior Victorians encouraged to travel as industry faces last hurdles to COVID recovery – ABC News




18 April 2022

More than a thousand Australians in residential aged care have died with COVID-19 this year – SBS News


Rural aged care crisis forces elderly to move hundreds of kilometres from loved ones – The Sydney Morning Herald


Do You Need a 4th COVID Vaccine Dose? An Epidemiologist Has The Evidence – Science alert


Some Personality Traits Appear to Be Linked to Cognitive Impairment Later in Life – Science Alert


What pensioners need to understand about capital gains tax – The New Daily


Rural aged care crisis forces elderly to move hundreds of kilometres from loved ones – The Sydney Morning Herald


Older residents of the east [Ukraine] reluctant to hit the road – BBC News




16 April 2022

Most older adults want to ‘age in place’ but many haven’t taken steps to help them do so – Michigan News


Dental system labelled an 'enormous mess' – Your Life Choices


Early retirement doesn't mean never working again, says Serina Bird - Money




15 April 2022

Easter and Anzac Day holiday arrangements for Services Australia – Services Australia


Policy Recommendations for the 47th Parliament – COTA Australia


“Fixing aged care really matters”: Marles reaffirms Labor aged care promises – The Weekly Source


Providers accused of lobbying against aged care reform – Community Care Review


Funding boost for aged care advocay – Community Care Review


Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Information for permanent aged care residents – emergency leave – Australian Government Department of Health


Fourth COVID-19 dose now available for aged care residents as cases in residential care continue to climb – The Weekly Source


Why pensioners want to work – National Seniors Australia


Why people with disability and their carers fare worse after floods – University of Sydney


SAHMRI dementia screening clinic could detect Alzheimer’s years in advance - SAHMRI


14 April 2022

Almost half of providers yet to apply for worker bonus – Australian Ageing Agenda


Hawthorn Village aged care home found noncompliant after failing to meet half its performance benchmarks – ABC News


Pandemic has worsened the mental health of carers – Aged Care Guide


Questions raised after Brisbane aged care development approved, despite known flood risk – ABC News


SMSFs: Minimum pension payment requirements – frequently asked questions – Australian Taxation Office


42 previously unknown genes discovered for Alzheimer's disease – CNN Health


Drinking plenty of water a day reduces the risk of heart failure. Here’s how much – The New Daily


Understanding Age Pension eligibility and payments – Aged Care Guide




13 April 2022

The Ultimate Internet Safety Guide for Seniors (2022) – Safety Detectives


Queensland Seniors Month subsidies – Queensland Seniors Month




12 April 2022

Reduced minimum super drawdown rates extended – Australian Taxation Office


Greens’ Age Pension plan would see retirement age return to 65 – The Weekly Source


Australians urged to prepare for resurgence of flu – Consumer Health Forum of Australia


The Questions That Matter Most – Advanced Care Planning Australia


Mapping the rapid growth and slow decline of the human brain over our lifetime – University of Cambridge


New Zealand opposition concerned Labor aged care commitment could have 'negative impact' on country – ABC News




11 April 2022

Should I get the 2022 flu vaccine? And how effective is it? - The Conversation


Dental reforms to look after older people unable to access care needed, advocates say – ABC News


How to top up super after selling an investment property – The New Daily




10 April 2022

Three in five homes making a loss – Australian Ageing Agenda


Nurses, families call for better aged care standards and wage rises in the sector ahead of election – ABC News


Turning 60 is not 'end of the road' but ageism in Australia makes life a challenge for new seniors - SOURCE


Walk, don't run: Why one of the simplest ways to exercise is making a comeback – ABC News


Australians urged to prepare for resurgence of flu – Consumer Health forum of Australia




8 April 2022

Aged care home death toll has now passed 1,000 this year - The Weekly Source


Falls in older Australians 2019–20: hospitalisations and deaths among people aged 65 and over – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Greens want retirement age dropped back to 65 – The Sydney Morning Herald


Labor backs Federal Government to defer vital new Aged Care Bill – The Weekly Source


Top Team Celebrated at Kewarra Aged Care – Aged Care Online




7 April 2022

Knowing residents’ beliefs key to shared decisions on meds – Australian Ageing Agenda


Forgetting is not always a sign of decline, say experts. It's essential to the way the brain operates – ABC News


How to choose a legal decision-maker as you get older – 3 things to consider – The Conversation




6 April 2022

Albanese’s pledge to mandate 24/7 nurses in aged care comes with a disclaimer - The Sydney Morning Herald


The budget super giveaway that allows the already wealthy to amass even more tax-free – The Conversation


How to manage your investments as interest rates rise – The New Daily


NSW Seniors Card goes digital on 30th anniversary – The Weekly Source


Aura Holdings plans a 32-floor vertical retirement village on the Gold Coast – The Weekly Source


New personalised electrical stimulation program for pain relief from knee osteoarthritis - Revitive




5 April 2022

Aged Care Quality Bulletin #39 – March 2022 – Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission


NSW aged care staffing crisis prompts warning to government – ABC News


Fourth COVID-19 vaccine shots are available today, but only for certain groups of people. Here's who is eligible – ABC News


Older Australians told to book COVID-19 booster with flu shot amid immunity concerns – The age


Over-55s are driving a surge in skin cancer rates – Your Life Choices


Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission website - Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission




4 April 2022

Rising cost of living presenting a challenge for some Australians on the age pension – ABC News


Winter is coming, COVID-19 cases are rising: What you need to know – The New Daily


Labor’s plans for aged care are targeted but fall short of what’s needed – The Conversation


Aged care conditions force workers to choose between job security and wages – ABC News


Energy costs making it harder for Australians to age well, new study shows – SBS News


Mallacoota housing crisis deepens two years on from Black Summer fires – ABC News


Drugs for pain management in frail older people – Austrlaian Prescriber


Learning how to communicate with older people or a loved on with dementia can be confusing — and joyful – ABC News


Being told you have Parkinson's disease is confronting and life-changing - UNSW




2 April 2022

Disability royal commission turns spotlight on women's stories of abuse and violence – ABC News


Aged care staffing budget hole, nurse shortage to weigh on new government – The Age


Low food spenders reported to aged care commission – Australian Ageing Agenda


Powerful four-strain flu vaccine available for over 60s – Your Life Choices


Providers still waiting on key funding detail – Australian Ageing Agenda


3 orthopaedic surgeries that might be doing patients (and their pockets) more harm than good – The Conversation


Seven steps for navigating finances after the death of a loved one - Money


Three takeaways from Anthony Albanese's Budget reply speech - Money


Pensioners have much to offer aged care sector but restrictions on working hours make it difficult – ABC News


Labor’s aged care package commendable but more needs to be done – The Sydney Morning Herald




1 April 2022

Anthony Albanese pledges $2.5 billion to 'fix the crisis in aged care' in budget reply – SBS News


Despite Federal Government’s extra $10 a day for food, one-third of homes spending less - The Weekly Source


Applications open to join Disability Services Commission Board – Government of Western Australia


Federal Budget disappoints on aged care funding – why Plan B is the only fair solution for a quality system – The Weekly Source


What the 2022 Federal Budget contains for aged care – The Weekly Source


Disability groups slam ‘lean, mean’ budget – Community Care Review


Who cares for carers? Not this budget – Carers Australia


Aged-care crisis pledge at centre of Anthony Albanese’s budget reply – The New Daily


Older people may be in danger of scurvy: research – Community Care Review




31 March 2022

Services Australia News – Australian Government


Aged care workers biggest losers in Federal Budget – Aged Care Guide


Aged care bill passes Senate after amendment to require 24/7 nurses - The Age


Aged care sector frustrated but 'not surprised' calls for wage increases ignored in federal budget – ABC News


‘No one respects us’: Aged care workers call on Labor to deliver higher wages – The Age


Aged care wages barely keeping up with cost of living – Aged Care Guide


Budget fails to address workforce crisis in aged care - Catholic Health Australia


Data reveals antipsychotic drugs linked to chemical restraint in aged care still widespread – ABC News


Winter is coming, COVID-19 cases are rising: What you need to know – The New Daily


Middle-Stage Caregiving – Alzheiner's Association


Omicron COVID-19 winter wave expected to hit supply chains and cause absenteeism, government budget forecasts warn – ABC News




30 March 2022

Reflections on the Federal Budget – COTA Australia


Federal budget 2022: Here are this year’s winners and losers – The New Daily


Older Australians advocates urge Senate to pass Aged Care Reform Bill – COTA Australia


No importance placed on Australia's oral health by government – Australian Dental Association


Who gets the $250 payment and who's eligible for the $420 tax offset in the budget? - ABC News


US regulators approve 2nd COVID booster for those aged 50 and up – Al Jazeera



29 March 2022

Fourth COVID-19 shot: it’s coming for some - InSight+


Where you live is a factor in your dementia risk – Monash University


Budget to give $49.5 million boost for aged care training, but what about wages? - The Conversaaation


Life-long recreational sport and exercise slows down aspects of ageing – The New Daily


Report questions where $10-a-day aged care food budget is being spent – The Age


Ageing gratefully: Older people summon more positivity in response to distress - UNSW


Five ways to maximise your Age Pension and concessions entitlements – National Seniors Australia


Where you live is a factor in your dementia risk – Monash University


Property Industry and Mark Occhilupo Make a Splash for Dementia Research – Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing




28 March 2022

Winter COVID-19 dose recommended for Australians at higher risk – Federal Minister for Health


Longer naps in the day may be an early sign of dementia in older adults – The Conversation




26 March 2022

Changes to the work test requirements for superannuation contributions – Australian Taxation Office


The Science Behind Staying Sharp as We Age – Georgia State University


Study suggests lithium may decrease risk of developing dementia – University of Cambridge


Explained: Deeming rates for the Age Pension and health card – Your Life Choices




25 March 2022

Thousands of aged care workers have not got their promised bonus, union says – ABC News


Consumer experience interviews – Australian Government Department of Health


Aged Care Employment [issues paper] – Productivity Commission


New accommodation design standards for residential aged care – Australian Government Department of Health


Union threatens to withhold funding, resources from Labor over aged care wage stance – The Sydney Morning Herald


Home Care vs Residential Aged Care: Home Care the Top Choice for Elderly Australians During Pandemic – Aged Care Online


Last chance before the Federal election: push to pass second tranche of Royal Commission reforms next week – The Weekly Source


Home care system overhaul – what you need to know – National Seniors Australia


ATAGI to recommend fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose for Australians over 65 ahead of winter – ABC News


Suicide Prevention for Seniors Program (NSW) – Aged Care Online




24 March 2022

Index the pension in advance, not in arrears! - CPSA


Research details extent of aged care workplace violence – Australian Ageing Agenda


Aged care workers earn so little that they have virtually no cash at the end of the week – The New Daily


One year after the aged care royal commission, families say 'nothing's changed' at a nursing home in Melbourne – ABC News


Labor says the Coalition has a plan to expand the cashless debit card to age pensioners. Is there any evidence? - ABC News


Caregiver Stress – Alzheimer's Association


Wipeout Dementia® - Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing






23 March 2022

Let older Australians work, Liberal MPs tell Frydenberg – The Age


Omicron chaos may have killed more in aged care than COVID-19 itself, data shows – ABC News


Cost of living pressures leave some aged care workers with no money to spare – ABC News


Indirect Employment in aged care – Issues Paper – Productivity commission


Aged Care Employment issues paper release and call for submissions - Productivity Commission


Optimising medicine use – University of South Australia


Queensland Seniors Month – 1-31 October 2022 – COTA Queensland


8 reasons you'll be glad you're over 60 – City od Sydney News


Seniors Festival 2022 [Sydney] – City of Sydney




22 March 2022

Communiques (March 2022) – Aged Care workforce Industry Council


Time running out as residential aged care providers call for funding certainty - LASA




21 March 2022

‘Lot of show and not a lot of go’: aged care workers struggling to get Morrison government’s $800 bonus – The Guardian


Government targets aged care ‘over-servicing’ by physiotherapists – The Age


Statistics About Hearing Loss And Hearing Aids – AgeingInPlace


”We are going to die here': Elderly couple in Ukraine face stark future as Russian troops approach – SBS News


Building the Ventilation Revolution would clear indoor air, helping our kids and older Australians breathe easier – The Conversation


Hair Aid manages teams of volunteers to deliver hairdressing training to people living in impoverished circumstances - CQUniversity




19 March 2022

Government targets aged care ‘over-servicing’ by physiotherapists – The Sydney Morning Herald


One in five aged care workers plan to quit in next 12 months, says ANMF survey – Aged Care Guide


10 day Seniors Festival Sydney – City of Sydney


Superannuation balances continue to fall in February with war and inflation – The New Daily


The way older Australians use technology is changing. Here’s how – The New Daily


Leaving aged care - daily and holidays – Aged Care Guide


Star rating interviews to begin shortly – Australian Ageing Agenda


Disability carer Rosa Maria Maione sentenced to six years' jail for manslaughter of Ann Marie Smith – ABC News


Why boomers are set for intergenerational payback as Australian millennials look to square the ledger – ABC News


Game-changing new therapy to lower cholesterol and stabilise plaques associated with heart attack – Monash University




18 March 2022

41% of aged care residents prescribed nine or more medications – The Weekly Source


Plan now to support people living with dementia to participate in the upcoming election – Dementia Australia


Neighbourhood facilities can impact on ageing: study – Community Care Review


UnitingCare says Fed Govt must kick in extra $4B per year on aged care wages – The Weekly Source


2% of aged care operators now hold 33% of beds – The Weekly Source


Re-engaging volunteers into residential aged care facilities program – Australian Government Department of Health




17 March 2022

Most Australians wrong about total savings required for comfortable retirement, expert says [$360,000 per couple average] – ABC News


Overprescription a concern – Australian Ageing Agenda


What to do when older people feel sad – Australian Association of Gerontology


Prescription opioid use linked to mood disorders – University of Queensland


New AAG Position Paper explores promoting older people's resilience and post-traumatic growth following disasters, trauma and adversity - Australian Association of Gerontology


Staff shortages impacting older Australians on home care packages – ABC News


Residential casual workers miss out on sick pay – Australian Ageing Agenda


Woman dies from COVID-19 in WA as a record 6,062 new cases detected – ABC News


More than 330,000 over-60s yet to have booster as virus cases tipped to rise – The Sydney Morning Herald




16 March 2022

Age Pension to see biggest increase in nine years - The Weekly Source


Fears thousands will become homeless when National Rental Affordability Scheme ends – ABC News


From tackling loneliness to ending stigmas: How can Australians live better in older age? - ABCNews




15 March 2022

Trapped, stripped of assets, and silenced. And it’s all perfectly legal – ABC News


How to choose a legal decision-maker as you get older – 3 things to consider – The Conversation


Several welfare payments will rise this week. Here's how much they'll increase by – SBS News


‘Not shaking down Granny’: aged care experts say richest residents should pay more – The Age


Why women are twice as likely as men to develop Alzheimer’s disease – The New Daily


Don’t let drop in COVID news fool you: more to come - InSight+


Oral COVID-19 Medicines – NPS MedicineWise – Patient fact sheet




14 March 2022

Travel voucher scheme opens up to seniors – The Age


‘We must act’: Aged care body calls for $4b annual wages injection – The Sydney Morning Herald




13 March 2022

The Devastating Loss of Grandparents among One Million COVID Dead – Scientific American


Sweet vibes between longtime couples are tied to longer, healthier lives – University of California


Carer Gateway website – Australian Government


Indigenous Amazonians Have Just 1% Dementia Rates. We Can Learn From This – Science Alert


Dementia patients struggle to cope with change because of damage to general intelligence brain networks – University of Cambridge




11 March 2022

Our aged care depends on quality staff – don’t let them go – National Seniors Austrlaia


“Chronic understaffing” fuelled aged care crisis, union says – The Weekly Source


Fed Govt looks to rally volunteers for aged care homes - The Weekly Source




10 March 2022

Payments and services for people retiring or accessing aged care. Help for people who care for older Australians. - Services Australia, Australian Government


What Causes Memory Loss? Assessing Symptoms and Seeking Help – Alzheimer's Association




9 March 2022

COVID booster shot push needed for older Australians – Your Life Choices


Army sent into nursing homes - CPSA


‘Women in aged care need a pay rise, not a bonus’ - Austrlaian Ageing Agenda


Universal for some: specialist medical care - CPSA




8 March 2022

The Devastating Loss of Grandparents among One Million COVID Dead – Scientific American


Coping strategies for memory problems in everyday life of people with cognitive impairment and older adults – a systematic review – Wiley Online Library




7 March 2022

Concerns grow for elderly Territorians as nine NT aged care homes battle COVID-19 outbreaks – ABC News


21 aged care home staff were off when Michelle's mum died. She had to care for her – SBS News


Care of older people and people requiring palliative care with COVID‐19: guidance from the Australian National COVID‐19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce – Medical Journal of Australia


You can stroll your way to a younger, healthier brain – The Sydney Morning Herald


Exercise trial aims to help women with recurrent ovarian cancer – Griffith University


SAHMRI dementia screening clinic could detect Alzheimer’s years in advance - SAHMRI




5 March 2022

Strength training can help protect the brain from degeneration – University of Sydney


Scientists Identify The Optimal Number of Daily Steps For Longevity, And It's Not 10,000 – Science Alert


Online brain games can extend in-game ‘cognitive youth’ into old age, UCI-led study finds – University of California Irvine


This is what you need to know about minimum draw-down requirements from super – The New Daily


The new laws designed to make retiring comfortably a little easier – The New Daily


The Devastating Loss of Grandparents among One Million COVID Dead – Scientific American


Social media buffers depression among older adults with pain – University of Michigan


Scientists Identify The Optimal Number of Daily Steps For Longevity, And It's Not 10,000 – Science Alert


High blood pressure may lower or raise dementia risk among older adults depending on age – National Institute on Aging




4 March 2022

COVID cluster grows at Darwin's Regis Tiwi aged care facility as the NT records three deaths, fall in hospital admissions – ABC News


Workforce narrative – Aged Care Workforce Industry Council


How much super do you need to retire? New data suggests it could be less than you think – The New Daily


Eligibility age change for downsizer contributions – Australian Taxation Office


Global study reveals clues to staving off dementia - SBS News


Foreign workforce needed to ‘plug hole’, keep aged care homes open – The Age


Workforce ‘fast losing hope’ says ANMF – Australian Ageing Agenda


Survey highlights fears about entering aged care – Australian Ageing Agenda


Omicron 40 per cent deadlier than seasonal flu: Japanese study – The Age


Dramatic rescue of aged care residents as floods hit Australia’s East Coast – The Weekly source




3 March 2022

Aged care reform blasted as government tallies the money spent – Your Life Choices


A year after the Aged Care Royal Commission, the government accused of not doing enough [audio] – SBS News


Carer Gateway website – Australian Government


2022 Carer Wellbeing Survey – Carers Australia


“As close to home as possible” Older Australians’ hopes and fears for aged care – National Seniors Australia


Residential Aged Care Quality Indicators — July to September 2021 – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Providers call on pollies to commit to workforce funding – Australian Ageing Agenda


Easter 2022 public holiday closure – Services Australia – Services Australia


myGov refund email scam – Services Australia


Aged Care Quality Bulletin #38 – February 2022 – Aged Care and Quality Safety Commission


Time for providers to consider self-managed home care – Community Care Review


Self-Managing Home Care Packages Keeps Older Australians Healthy and Happy for Longer – Aged Care Online


Traineeships Help Boost Critical Aged Care Workforce Shortage – Aged Care Online


Self-care tool co-developed with aged care workers – Australian Ageing Agenda


Aged Care Workforce Insights: A 2022 Pulse Check - Webnir - complispace


Reports and publications – GEN Aged Care – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


‘Push yourself a little bit’: Meet Edna, a 100-year-old fitness fanatic – The Age




2 March 2022

Technology to offer solutions to the ageing population – NSW Smart Sensing Network


How elderly couple survived Lismore's record flood inside their roof – ABC News


Next Government must take next steps to improve financial security for older women says HESTA - HESTA


More adults are falling every year, despite prevention efforts – University of Michigan




1 March 2022

One year since the Royal Commission, aged care sector calls on parties to take action on workforce – Aged & Community Services Australia


I've lived with dementia for seven years. I'd like more people to understand what it's really like – ABC News


Why is menopause still a taboo subject? - UNSW


Exercise trial aims to help women with recurrent ovarian cancer – Griffith University