A study is looking at the physical, social and mental health benefits of creating outdoor “playgrounds” for seniors.
Organisations that offer sports programs specifically tailored for people over 65 will be able to apply for almost $23 million in federal government funds.
A mental health service to tackle social isolation and grants to boost participation in sport are among new measures announced in the Federal Budget to support older Australians in the community.
A promising trial of a strength and balance exercise program in aged care has resulted in a 55 per cent reduction in the rate of falls among residents.
Before, after and in between the many reviews reporting in 2017, it’s been another busy year in aged care news. However, it was our report on wages in the sector early in the year that topped the most-viewed list.
It’s time for exercise to be normalised for aged care residents, write Louise Czosnek, Dr Tim Henwood and Martin Bending.
Allied health peak bodies have welcomed the expanded pain management program for residential aged care proposed in the recent review of the sector’s funding tool.
Learning the lessons from overseas on reablement and reflecting on the early rollout of the Short-Term Restorative Care program are among the topics to be discussed at the Active Ageing Conference 2017 this month.
Regular exercise for people with dementia improves balance and functional independence with everyday activities such as bathing and dressing, a new study has found.
ACFI should support prevention strategies such as outcome-based training programs that focus on strength and balance and recognise exercise physiologists under the allied health worker definition, Nathan Hall tells Natasha Egan.
An aged care provider’s success with a series of fitness and wellness centres co-located at its residential facilities has been recognised with an innovation in service award.
The peak body for physiotherapists is calling on the Federal Government to fund contemporary pain management therapies in residential aged care, including exercise, and overhaul the funding instrument to support restorative care practices.
While many community care providers broker allied health services or employ individual physiotherapists or exercise physiologists, seniors benefit the most from programs delivered by multidisciplinary teams.
Exercise, tai chi, self-help books, computer-based therapies, and reminiscing on the challenges a senior has overcome in life have been rated as the top five most effective activities for improving the emotional wellbeing of older people.