From simple, standalone devices to smart clothing and cutting-edge home monitoring systems, assistive technology has the potential to support the independence and wellbeing of older people and their carers at home.
From lighting and noise to creating functional spaces, a new book provides tips for people with dementia and their carers living at home.
Legislation to change to a single set of quality standards across aged care programs has been introduced into Parliament ahead of the proposed July implementation date.
A digital talking book that provides information on dementia in plain English aims to make information about dementia more accessible to the general community.
New online training is available for health professionals and care workers to improve their understanding of younger onset dementia.
A new website provides aged care workers with information, guidance and practical resources to support palliative care and advance planning for older people and their families.
A new mobile phone app is available to encourage people to prioritise their social relationships as a powerful way to improve their overall health.
A new project has used the journal writings of a carer to create a valuable education resource for health professionals.
Two lots of palliative care resources, including new standards, guidelines and support materials, have been released this week to support aged care providers.
The Office of the Public Advocate in Victoria and the Commissioner for Senior Victorians have developed a practical guide to help older people appoint a power of attorney.
The University of the Sunshine Coast is trialling a new mobile phone app to detect and reduce the risk of people over 60 becoming frail.
Head to Health, a new government website connects Australians with trusted digital and phone mental health resources.
A new project is exploring the information consumers need to choose an aged care provider in a client-driven market.
A set of new resources has been developed to build the capacity of Commonwealth Home Support Program providers to deliver inclusive and person-centred care.