Reshaping aged care in an age of increasing diversity

21 May, 2024 | Supplied by: AMES Australia

The Australian population is getting older and living longer, as well as becoming more culturally and linguistically diverse than ever before.

Palliative care workshops for aged care workers

17 May, 2024

Resthaven employees have taken part in a palliative care workshop to help them provided improved end-of-life care.

Paramedics supporting palliative care at home

02 May, 2024 | Supplied by: HammondCare

A proposed national framework could see paramedics playing a bigger role in helping palliative care patients to die comfortably at home.

Dental care too expensive for many older people

26 April, 2024

Research conducted by COTA Australia has found that nearly 40% of Australians aged 55+ have delayed or put off a dental visit due to cost.

Why rural pharmacists are key to home-based palliative care

10 April, 2024 | Supplied by: University of South Australia

New research has revealed the key role that pharmacists play in supporting home-based palliative care patients.

Calls for government to fund oral health scheme

22 March, 2024

The Australian Dental Association NSW Branch (ADA NSW) is calling for more funding to improve the oral health of older Australians.

More data on aged care spending revealed

13 March, 2024

The amount that aged care services are spending on care, food and wages can now be viewed by older Australians and their families.

Receiving end-of-life care at home

23 February, 2024 | Supplied by: SilverChain

The key factors that enable people to receive palliative care at home will be explored in new research by Silverchain and QUT.

Aged care workers invited for free will drafting

16 February, 2024

Aged care workers in the Gold Coast and Tweed area have the opportunity to speak with estate planning lawyers and draft a will for free.

Together through dementia: a love story

14 February, 2024 | Supplied by: TriCare

When 79-year-old Gay McNamara first saw husband Jimmy at the Gympie Show 63 years ago, she knew he was the love of her life.

Residents help the homeless at Calvary Sandhill

08 February, 2024

Residents at Calvary Sandhill aged care home have been delivering baked goods to homelessness charity Strike It Out.

Older people to benefit from Uber phone booking service

07 February, 2024

Transportation options have been expanded for older Australians, with Uber's new phone call-based booking service.

New veteran wellbeing hub to be delivered by RSL LifeCare

25 January, 2024

A $5.445 million grant from the federal government will enable RSL LifeCare to develop a Veterans' and Families' Hub in Queanbeyan.

Voluntary assisted dying is finally being considered in the ACT. How would it differ from state laws?

02 November, 2023

The first Australian Capital Territory voluntary assisted dying bill in more than 25 years was tabled in parliament yesterday.

'Embedded' pharmacists could help shape aged care systems: study

02 November, 2023

Monash University has conducted research into the impact of 'embedding' pharmacists onsite at residential aged care facilities.

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