New technology is improving community transport by enabling providers to offer on-demand services and track vehicles.
Social prescribing can reduce loneliness and support people who would benefit from increased activity within their communities.
A report has painted a grim picture of the life of a disability care worker under the NDIS and questions whether the scheme will be able to achieve the historic social reform it promises.
The number of home care providers in Australia has outstripped the number of residential care providers for the first time.
Formal registration of aged care workers under the National Registration Accreditation Scheme could help improve working conditions in the sector, a report says.
Aged care stakeholders and industry observers say the government’s announcement of 10,000 new home care packages isn’t enough.
Speech-analysing technology available via a smart phone app could one day replace or enhance traditional tests used to screen for early signs of dementia.
The government has announced 10,000 additional home care packages and new targets to get people with disability out of aged care facilities.
Older people with chronic disease may be suffering in silence when it comes to mental health.
The NDIS minister has compared the disability insurance scheme to a half-built plane taking off before it is finished.
A study of more than 1,000 older Australians indicates that the use of statins isn’t associated with memory decline or loss of cognitive function.
Whilst it is healthy that more providers are giving consumers a greater diversity of choice over services, rapid growth also brings challenges.
New standards for special disability accommodation will become mandatory by 2021.
Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) has launched a new automated procurement portal which allows members to connect with a national network of suppliers.