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.
Alzheimer’s Australia SA says the results of its latest survey are a call for greater support for people living with dementia and their carers.
Researchers have discovered people aged over 65 are more likely to seek risks and make inconsistent choices and poor financial decisions than other age groups leading to implications for important decisions such as retirement plans.
With a third of residents in aged care dying each year, palliative care is clearly core business. So why isn’t it done better? AAA investigates the state of palliative care in residential aged care and the barriers to improving standards.
The policy shift to consumer directed care will be an illusion for many disadvantaged groups in society unless governments dedicate more resources to promote the decision-making capacity of all older Australians, said Alzheimer’s Australia CEO Glenn Rees.
Advocacy groups reject the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s campaign against pricing changes aimed at reducing the cost of medicines that it says will result in a loss of other free pharmacy services for older Australians
The seamless interface between DisabilityCare and aged care reform, a national anti-ageism campaign and improved treatment of mental health issues in older people should be among the key priorities of a new government, consumer peak bodies have argued.
Progress but still a way to go, is the finding of an annual review of access for CALD people to government agencies and funded services. And the new MyAgedCare gateway service is a disappointing case in point, says FECCA’s Pino Migliorino.