Researchers are developing ‘artificial brains’ that can test early versions of dementia drugs and hope to begin clinical trials begin within five years.
Local councils in Sydney and Brisbane have launched plans to make their neighbourhoods more accessible for the elderly and people with disability.
The Pension Loan Scheme was designed as a tool to fund home care contributions, but when the time comes, the amount of allowable borrowings may well be exhausted, writes Paul Dwyer.
Home care provider Feros Care is using voice-command technology to help clients manage their lives.
Pharmacists now have the opportunity to get dementia specific training thanks to a new online course developed by Dementia Training Australia.
WA provider Bethanie says an individualised training program rolled out at its wellness centres will help motivate customers to achieve meaningful goals.
Consumer reporting for home and community-based aged care services is set to come into force in June.
Dementia rates are on the decline in Australia thanks to a shift towards healthier lifestyles, new research claims.
Aged care provider Enrich Living Services has begun installing smart home monitoring to 100 homes across Australia as part of a deal with in-home safety technology company HomeStay Care.
Two Sydney councils have helped launched an initiative that brings together ageing home owners and younger community members with the aim of reducing social isolation among seniors and delaying the move into residential care.
Service providers are likely to fall under the spotlight of the proposed disability royal commission, according to draft terms of reference released by the government.
Disability service providers are failing to connect with people from CALD backgrounds because many are unsure of the support available or don’t know how to access it.
The federal government has launched a series of action plans to help service providers and the government address barriers faced by older people from marginalised groups.
Home and community care providers and policy makers could improve their service provision by better profiling and targeting groups of consumers, a study suggests.