The government will review whether it is necessary to tighten registration requirements for home care providers following allegations of price-gouging, non-compliance with standards and pushy sales techniques.
The rollout of 10,000 new home care packages flagged in December will begin this week, the federal government says.
Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe has congratulated dementia and aged care advocate Ita Buttrose for being awarded an honorary UNSW Medicine doctorate.
All Victorian disability service providers have been put on notice and some have been referred to police after a review of deaths in the state found “significant failures” to meet obligations.
The lives and stories of nine older NSW Northern Rivers Australians are told in a collection of short films titled Fearless.
Older Australians will be able to get medication and over-the counter products like hearing aid batteries delivered to their homes using Australia’s first pharmacy delivery app.
A bone health lifestyle management resource has been produced for the one-in-three Australians aged fifty and over who suffer from osteoporosis.
When faced with getting old, there are two options, according to international ageing advocate and author Marcus Riley. We can wither on the vine, or we can embrace our later years with positivity and passion.
Older people in Victoria’s Vietnamese and Indo-Chinese communities will get better targeted and more culturally responsive care packages with the launch of a new initiative by Australian Unity and newly established community service provider Multicultural Care Assist.
A sensor app that monitors pressure and position and provides around-the-clock information to carers and clinicians could help prevent wheelchair-related pressure sores, scoliosis and respiratory problems, its creators say.
National Seniors Australia, in partnership with RACQ Queensland, has launched pet insurance in recognition of the benefits of pet ownership for older people.
The economic measures announced in the federal government’s mid-year budget outlook are unlikely to improve the financial struggles many aged care providers are currently facing, according to an analysis of the fine print.
The nation’s peak palliative care body is reviewing its position on euthanasia and physician-assisted dying after it became legal in Victoria, and has released two key reports on assisted dying around the world.
And independent ageing and disability commissioner with powers to execute search warrants and seize evidence will begin operating in NSW from July next year.