Trials of a new technology that researchers hope will dramatically improve screening for Parkinson’s disease are set to begin next year.
Tips on picking up signs of elder abuse are included in new guide dementia guide for primary care workers.
Registration for operators who are seeking to become NDIS providers will be streamlined from next year.
WA has become the first state to launch an elder abuse strategy.
A new program is aiming to get more than 15,000 inactive older Australians across the country physically and socially active through group exercises classes delivered face-to-face and over telehealth.
An AMA position statement says innovation and enhanced technology must be included in all current and future aged care planning.
The government says Medium Term Accommodation will now be available under the NDIS as it moves to keep young people out of aged care.
A submission to the Aged Care Royal Commission has laid out concerns about individualised funding in home care, saying it has eroded working conditions and reduced the quality of care.
Seniors are enthusiastic to embrace technology but continue to be excluded from the digital wave, a report has found.
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.