Aged care expert Associate Professor Michael Murray has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
A home care provider says it was shocked to hear home support workers had turned up at a client’s house unidentified and ‘dressed like party girls’.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has put the NDIS at the top of his list for improving government services as he announced a new minister to oversee the fraud-plagued disability scheme.
A wide-ranging new textbook on palliative care is a valuable resource for the aged care sector, an expert says.
Current guidelines for preventing pressure ulcers are outdated and existing risk assessment tools are “like flipping a coin”, an international expert says.
The introduction of legislation establishing a powerful independent Ageing and Discrimination Commissioner in NSW is a historic occasion for Australia, Premier Gladys Berejiklian says.
A new Ageing and Disability Commissioner with wide powers to investigate abuse of vulnerable adults will take up office in NSW from July.
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.