The rate of injuries caused by falls among older Australians has increased over the last decade, a report shows.
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There’s been a drop in the number of people waiting for their assigned home care package for the first time since 2017.
Just 12 per cent of people aged over 60 say they trust the aged care industry, a report has revealed.
The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has opened with a hearing in Brisbane.
The government has announced a pot of money for Commonwealth Home Support, but providers say the drip feed needs to stop.
Social media and online games are helping isoltated older people connect and build relationships, a study has found.
The government has faced a grilling about why it allows young people with disabilities to languish in aged care facilities.
An alliance of 40 disability advocacy groups has signed a statement calling on the government to include sexuality supports in the NDIS.
Providers are taking almost half of clients’ home care expenditure to pay for administration and case management.
Almost half a million Australians are receiving specialist disability services and the vast majority are happy with the support they receive, according to a government report.
Gaps in the understanding of homelessness by NDIS service providers are preventing people accessing the housing support they may be entitled to.
Ten not-for-profit organisations have received $5 million to establish a new regional network of carer service providers.
Australia’s peak dementia advocacy body is calling for mandatory dementia training for all hospital staff including those in catering and cleaning roles.
Around one in six community-dwelling older Australians may be living with clinical frailty, a global analysis suggests.