An Australian study suggests that dopamine treatment could reduce apathy in Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders including dementia.
Almost 1900 older Queenslanders were victims of alleged abuse by a family member or friend over a twelve-month period, according to a state government report.
Just days after being announced, the royal commission into disability has become mired in controversy with calls for two commissioners to resign.
Disability service providers have reacted with disappointment to the government’s workforce strategy and are calling for a please explain on $1.6 billion missing from NDIS funding in the federal budget.
The federal government has pledged to get all young people with disability out of the residential aged care system within four years.
The introduction of mandatory income-tested fees for home care would be positive for both the sustainability of the sector and for consumers, the aged care royal commission has heard.
The number of older Australians waiting for the right level of care is continuing to grow with the latest figures showing almost 128,000 are queued for a home care package matching their need.
A purpose-built walkway is helping people with Parkinson’s stay on their feet.
Victoria will establish a state-wide navigator service to support people who want access to voluntary assisted dying (VAD) and connect them with participating health professionals and services when VAD is implemented in the state in June.
The royal commission has heard “significant” concerns about respite care and the effect of the “try before you buy” approach on the availability of residential respite.
The federal government has announced an additional 10,000 home care packages as part of a $662 million commitment to aged care.
The National Disability Agreement is “outdated and irrelevant” and doesn’t reflect the implementation of the NDIS, the Productivity Commission says.
South Australian councils are warning they may have to drop some disability community support and care services because of funding changes under the NDIS.
Aged care providers have been asked what changes could be made to improve the relationship between the aged care system and disability services as part of the royal commission’s exploration of young people in residential care.