Prominent dementia researcher and adviser among those recognised in the Australia Day Honours.
All aged care professionals have a responsibility to be informed about the signs of elder abuse and to raise suspected cases they encounter with a supervisor or manager in their organisation, providers and experts have said.
The Australian Association of Gerontology is hosting a seminar for community service providers to improve their ability to respond to cases of elder abuse.
The National Ageing Research Institute is developing an action plan to address elder abuse in Victoria that once validated could be adapted by other states.
A new online resource shows older patients and their families how to stay well while in hospital.
We need to see a culture and model of care in which older people are valued and respected, write Sue Malta and Briony Dow.
Darren Mathewson appointed to Australian Industry and Skills Committee; Suncare Community Services appoints Russell Mason CEO; Dr Briony Dow appointed interim director of NARI; Dr Stephanie Allen to lead Deloitte’s health consulting practice.
Professionals working in aged care are being encouraged to sign up for a free online multidisciplinary course described as “TED Talks on fire” that aims to challenge what it means to age well now and in the future.
Australia must hire and keep more older people and women in the workforce to lift economic and income growth and offset a decline in labour participation over the next 40 years, according to the government’s latest Intergenerational Report.
With the fourth Intergenerational Report to be published tomorrow, AAG president Dr Briony Dow shares her concerns about the way numbers are used in political and public debate to characterise older people as a burden on society.
More than eighty per cent of older people admitted to hospital return home once they are discharged, a new AIHW report finds. Meanwhile, aged care residents are more than twice as likely as other older Australians to be admitted because of a fall.
Leading Australian thinkers on ageing issues have sage advice for the new government: think smart, see the bigger picture and spend wisely when it comes to research to meet the very real challenges of an ageing Australia.
To coincide with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Australian Association of Gerontology in partnership with Advocare and Australian Ageing Agenda, will host a webinar on June 12 to explore the gender differences associated with elder abuse.
The latest ‘research to practice’ briefing from the Benevolent Society aims to improve care workers’ understanding of mental health problems in older people.