Targeted research is required to develop effective practical interventions to prevent falls amongst older people with dementia, a leading expert on falls has said.
In the second part of her series exploring the age discrimination facing mature-age job seekers, Jackie Keast looks at the advantages of hiring older workers.
This hotel group developed a training program in conjunction with National Seniors Australia pitched at over 50s looking for work – and is reaping the benefits.
A lack of affordable housing is contributing to the growing number of homeless seniors, who are one of the most vulnerable groups due to complex needs, says aged care organisation.
A program for older people with complex mental health needs, and a model where residents, including those with dementia, live in small-scale houses are among the initiatives recognised in this year’s HESTA awards.
Meet Ron Di Giorgio, one of the many Australians struggling to find work because of their age. In this in-depth series, Jackie Keast examines the ageism rife in recruitment, and emerging ideas to change it.
More flexible service offerings would encourage the greater uptake of respite services by caregivers of those with dementia, an upcoming dementia forum will hear.
The benefits of ethno-specific aged care on the wellbeing of CALD seniors will be measured in a new study that aims to guide the future development of services.
Federal legislation around powers of attorney, as well as a national register, is needed for banks to protect the financial interests of older Australians and help prevent financial abuse, study finds.
A new grants round focusing on the healthy ageing of older LGBTI people will fund projects that begin to rectify issues that have previously hindered their engagement with aged care.
With elder abuse not well recognised by the public, including police and health professionals, a leading seniors’ rights body has called on government to do more in raising awareness. Jackie Keast reports.
A new play based on real stories from residential aged care explores issues of elder abuse, dementia and racism, as well as relationships and communication between staff and residents, writes Jackie Keast.
An Australian research team is currently developing a training toolkit to support staff and caregivers to talk about issues of death and dying with adults with intellectual disability.