There are now 2.7 million unpaid carers in Australia, which means that about one in nine Australians has an unpaid caring role, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Tasmania is being pitched as the perfect microcosm to trial an entitlement-based aged care system.
New research has added to the growing body of evidence showing the positive impact and long-term cost savings associated with reablement services, with the authors calling for such services to be central in Australia’s reformed aged care system.
All residential aged care facilities should have access to dedicated palliative care services, a forum hosted by Palliative Care NSW and attended by health professionals, carers and policymakers has heard.
A workshop of providers, experts and consumers is underway to develop a paper for government on the issue of housing for older people.
Video and print resources for aged care workers have been translated by the Aged Care Complaints Scheme into five languages to help staff support aged care residents with the complaints process.
New research is released showing just 5 per cent of people can correctly explain what a will, a power of attorney and an enduring guardianship are.
AAA reports on the importance of Advance Care Directives for aged care residents, people living at home and society’s marginalised.
ACSA has proposed slowing down the implementation of consumer directed care, to the surprise of consumer advocacy organisation COTA, which says ACSA is jumping the gun.
Alzheimer’s Australia NSW has launched a video resource on YouTube to help people living with dementia and their carers, while ANZ is the latest community services organisation to commit to giving its staff dementia awareness training as Alzheimer’s Australia Vic continues the rollout of Is it Dementia?
Tasmania’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill was narrowly defeated in the lower house on Thursday night, 13 votes to 11.
The unique and important contribution made by Australia’s 2.6 million unpaid carers has been celebrated during Carers Week.
Saturday will see a global call for action on end-of-life care, as advocates say that even in Australia, which is ranked second internationally, half the people who would benefit from services won’t receive them.
A simple modification of the common wheelie bin could prevent elderly people from suffering painful hand injuries, according to a review by doctors.