Educated seniors with a degree are often prioritised in the wait for residential aged care, according to a study, but there is hope that tweaks to the process will make it fairer.
A new ageing research institute has been established at UNSW as one of four cross-disciplinary centres focused on finding solutions to major social and scientific challenges.
A diet high in a wide range of vegetables, especially broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage, may help older people avoid hospitalisation from falls, Australian research has found.
An Australian researcher who steered a landmark study says global guidelines about the use of low-dose aspirin to prevent common conditions associated with ageing need to be revisited.
Front line home care workers are concerned about the incoming generation of savvy, self-aware and demanding baby boomer clients and what this will mean for them under consumer directed care, research shows.
Australia is falling down in delivering hip fracture care and measures to prevent a secondary fracture once patients leave hospital, according to the latest report of the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry.
The belief that people with an inability to speak or write are also intellectually impaired is widespread in the care community and needs to be tackled head-on, says a researcher who has developed and tested a range of communication tools.
Australia’s largest provider of rural home support services is participating in a study to assess whether using the internet to connect elderly people in regional communities can reduce depression.
Professor Christopher Rowe talks to CCR about his vision for the new Australian Dementia Network
A series of new resources has been launched to advance reablement approaches for people with dementia.
Low-paid disability support workers are spending large amounts of their working day in activities that are unpaid, a new study has found.
Trained community care workers can safely incorporate a falls prevention exercise program into their existing services for older clients, new research by Curtin University has found.
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.
Establishing a code of practice, pay and conditions, and better recognising personal care workers are among the issues that sector stakeholders have raised with workforce taskforce, says chair John Pollaers.