Older Australians from a migrant background are still not well reflected in aged care service provision and policies around ageing, a forum has heard.
The changing needs of retirement village residents combined with ageing housing stock is challenging the retirement living sector, a forum has heard.
A new health campaign targeting women who laugh off bladder leakage as a natural part of ageing is urging seniors and those who care for them to seek help.
The challenge facing governments and providers is how fast planning laws can change to meet seniors’ wishes to age in place, says a leading expert on housing.
Aged care consumers are being reminded to look for hidden costs and biases behind “free” support as two new national comparison websites come online in time for the latest aged care reforms.
Australia’s adoption of a new national system providing advocacy for older people receiving aged care has progressed with the Commonwealth this morning releasing an updated draft framework and opening the funding round to deliver services.
Using digital technology to enable and empower informal carers is a priority of the digital health agency and its forthcoming national strategy, says the agency’s CEO Tim Kelsey.
A new report highlighting the impact that vision loss has on quality of life for an estimated 100,000 older Australians is calling for a federally-funded program to provide affordable aids.
Seniors groups have called for improvements to the quality and delivery of information and support given to consumers to help them better understand and exercise choice and control in aged care.
Seniors are ramping up pressure on the Federal Government over the lack of access to psychological services for older people living in residential aged care, launching a petition calling on new health minister Greg Hunt to reverse the discriminatory policy.
Sex remains important for many people living in aged care, but a challenge for staff and residents’ family members, writes Michael Bauer.
A new research report is calling for simplified traffic junctions, more pedestrian safety infrastructure and in-car detection technology to improve the safety of older drivers and pedestrians on Australian and New Zealand roads.
Aggression and agitation top the triggers of the 381 people who have been referred to the new national advisory service for aged care residents experiencing severe dementia-related behaviours, a dementia conference has heard this week.
The National Ageing Research Institute is developing an action plan to address elder abuse in Victoria that once validated could be adapted by other states.