Living a healthy lifestyle could help counteract a genetic risk of developing dementia, new research indicates.
Hip fracture patients who have a home visit with an occupational therapist prior to leaving hospital have fewer readmissions and more functional independence after three months than those who don’t.
The royal commission has heard how an elderly woman who had to enter residential care after being told she would have a 12 month wait for home care died of infected ulcers three months later.
Preliminary results of a study into reducing falls in people with dementia have left researchers disappointed.
A Tasmanian council has received a local government award for making its community more dementia-friendly.
Older people who stop taking preventive medicine experience increased frailty compared to those who keep taking the medication.
The overall performance of home care providers declined in 2017-18 and financial pressures are continuing, a key sector report says.
New changes to home care have arrived – and they’re causing stress and confusion for many providers, an industry consultant says.
The aged care sector has pledged to work towards a smooth transition to the new Aged Care Quality Standards which are now in force.
Former royal commissioner Robert Fitzgerald has taken up a role as head of the new NSW Ageing and Disability Commission.
Bupa says it will ensure its aged care facility on the NSW South Coast will continue to operate.
A Melbourne health organisation has teamed up with a local community legal centre in a new partnership aimed at targeting elder abuse.
Only three out of every 100 older Australians have a statutory advance care directive, a review of existing research shows.
NDIS support co-ordinators and remote providers will benefit from new price increases announced by the federal government.