The royal commission has heard “significant” concerns about respite care and the effect of the “try before you buy” approach on the availability of residential respite.
Consumer advocacy group COTA Australia has released a position paper setting out what it says needs to be done to fix the aged care system as the sector braces for a royal commission.
Whilst some people receiving the Age Pension can enjoy a decent standard of living, it’s a very different situation for too many other seniors, writes Joel Pringle.
A new podcast series has been launched to celebrate and acknowledge the lives of the least spoken about older generation of seniors, the series creator tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Australia needs a national strategy to increase affordable housing supply, better regulate the private rental market and provide support services that can help older people at risk of homelessness, a housing advocate tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
A national plan to tackle elder abuse is welcome, but action is urgently needed now, writes Geoff Rowe.
A new evidenced-based tool allows aged care providers to gain insights into their residents’ experiences of aged care through a six-question survey.
The design of environments, products and services needs to be considered from the perspective of all older Australians and particularly those with financial and time constraints to ensure all seniors can lead an active life.
Fears about ageing prevent people from ageing well, but those fears are based on falsehoods, according to research released this week.
A new program aiming to make service provision within the aged care, health, human services and wellbeing sectors more inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people was launched in Sydney yesterday.
Older Australians from a migrant background are still not well reflected in aged care service provision and policies around ageing, a forum has heard.
The changing needs of retirement village residents combined with ageing housing stock is challenging the retirement living sector, a forum has heard.
A new health campaign targeting women who laugh off bladder leakage as a natural part of ageing is urging seniors and those who care for them to seek help.
The challenge facing governments and providers is how fast planning laws can change to meet seniors’ wishes to age in place, says a leading expert on housing.