Community based services are not able to fully meet the needs of people with dementia and their carers, a West Australian study has found.
A modified version of soccer tailor-made for older Australians will be promoted nationally over the next two years.
The Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing and Research has released a comprehensive overview of recent changes in aged care policy, industry and labour force.
Two companies that provided workers to an Adelaide home care company have been fined a total of more than $200,000 over a sham contracting scheme that resulted in the underpayment of four care workers.
The number of people living with dementia around the world has more than doubled to almost 44 million since 1990, according to a global study.
The federal government spent $5.1 billion on home care and home support services in the past year, new figures show, up from $4.5 billion in 2016-17 and $3.8 billion five years ago.
Aged care providers have been asked what changes could be made to improve the relationship between the aged care system and disability services as part of the royal commission’s exploration of young people in residential care.
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.