NDIS grants worth $7 million are up for grabs for projects that boost employment and recreation opportunities for people with disability in Western Australia.
A suite of resources encouraging health professionals to diagnose and treat low back pain without the need for scans or surgery is available online.
The newly announced Labor candidate for Bennelong and former AMA president Brian Owler has spoken candidly about being the father of an autistic child in a new film about fatherhood and autism.
Also in this story: UOW’s Dr Lyn Phillipson appointed age-friendly mentor of international program and Hall & Wilcox announces a new partner.
Two free online dementia courses run by the University of Tasmania which have proved popular in places as far flung as Botswana and Chile have taken out gongs at an an export awards ceremony.
Former Labor health minister Nicola Roxon, who made her mark in politics as a tobacco control campaigner who was responsible for bringing in plain packaging for cigarettes, has been appointed HESTA’s incoming independent chair.
Individuals and organisations from across the aged care sector have been recognised for their commitment, dedication and achievements at a gala dinner in Adelaide.
A new resource has been launched to guide health professionals and policy makers involved in providing end of life care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Also in this wrap: Uniting redevelops Emu Plains facility; Arcare officially opens doors; and Benetas unveils new Victorian facility.
New digital training tools aim to improve eye health and stop vision loss among aged care residents.
Prominent figures from the aged care sector have been appointed to the new industry reference group announced by the federal government to review skills and qualifications for the future workforce.
An app that allows family and friends to monitor their loved one’s health and wellbeing has been recognised with an innovation award.
A new ageing research institute has been established at UNSW as one of four cross-disciplinary centres focused on finding solutions to major social and scientific challenges.
A new evidenced-based guide supports aged care organisations to establish and manage a volunteer program to deliver spiritual care to residents.