A parliamentary committee has recommended that federal road and transport agencies start researching the implementation of a regulatory system in which people who use mobility scooters are subject to licensing, registration and insurance.
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The fruit tampering crisis has spread to a NSW aged care facility with the discovery of a needle in a banana in a resident’s room.
Despite increased awareness about dementia, one in four people feel uncomfortable around someone living with the condition because they don’t know what to say or are worried about saying the wrong thing.
The aged care royal commission will not be extended to include institutional and residential care for people with disability after a motion to widen its terms of reference was voted down in the Senate.
Journalist Ellen Fanning has collaborated with the Seniors Rights Service to produce 18 videos featuring experts including former High Court judge Justice Michael Kirby sharing their knowledge on a wide range of issues around elder abuse.
A diet high in a wide range of vegetables, especially broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage, may help older people avoid hospitalisation from falls, Australian research has found.
After intense scrutiny, several government inquiries and reviews and major legislative change, the aged care sector is now the subject of a Royal Commission. The scrutiny will increase exponentially in the build up to, and during, the Royal Commission and providers must prepare accordingly, write Nick Albrow and Peter Wilkinson.
The unique history of nursing in Australia is celebrated in a new book by researcher and medical historian Deborah Burrows.
The head of the peak industry body Leading Age Services Australia has told the ABC he was unaware of many of the allegations of abuses, neglect and substandard care made on the broadcaster’s flagship Four Corners program.
An Australian researcher who steered a landmark study says global guidelines about the use of low-dose aspirin to prevent common conditions associated with ageing need to be revisited.
Aged care providers say they don’t fear scrutiny or accountability and have vowed to participate in the Royal Commission into the sector in the interests of a stronger and safer aged care system.
Front line home care workers are concerned about the incoming generation of savvy, self-aware and demanding baby boomer clients and what this will mean for them under consumer directed care, research shows.
Australia needs to almost triple its aged care workforce over the next three decades to meet growing demand, aged care minister Ken Wyatt says.
With the ABC’s Four Corners program set to air a two part investigation about the treatment of the elderly in aged care facilities, crisis management expert Gail D’Arcy gives some advice about how to weather a media storm.