2022 innovAGEING National Awards — nominations open

05 August, 2022

The awards seek to recognise innovators who make aged care more consumer-centred by enabling older people to better meet the challenges presented through ageing.

Vic introduces virtual ED for aged care residents

02 August, 2022

Victoria is introducing a new care pathway for older Victorians living in residential aged care, with an aim to help ease pressure on the state's hospitals and ambulances.

Meditote tray table bag

29 July, 2022 | Supplied by: Meditote

The Meditote tray table bag can be draped over the tray table trolley, slung onto your shoulder, attached to an IV pole or even placed on the handles of a wheelchair or other mobility aid.

New initiative encourages better end-of-life conversations

29 July, 2022

To encourage better end-of-life conversations, Calvary Health Care and its partners, Mercy Health and Catholic Cemeteries + Crematoria, have launched the I Am Living initiative.

Partnership to rebuild aged care centre for First Nations people

15 July, 2022

Australian Regional and Remote Community Services (ARRCS) has announced it is rebuilding the Kaltukatjara's Tjilpi Pampaku Ngura Flexible Aged Care.

Services Aust updating residential care payment system

01 July, 2022

The System for the Payment of Aged Residential Care (SPARC) is being replaced to enable policy and legislative changes.

Palliative care investment welcomed

17 June, 2022

The NSW Government will invest $743m over the next five years on top of the $300 million spent in the state each year.

Blue Care voted most trusted brand for residential and home care

10 June, 2022

Blue Care, part of UnitingCare Queensland, won recognition as part of the 2022 Reader's Digest Trusted Brands Survey.

Reinventing the system

10 June, 2022 by Ben Johnston, Country Manager, Homage Australia

As the industry struggles to find certified staff to support more than one million Australians who need care, it is clear we must rethink aged care as a profession.

Home visits for palliative care increase by 18%

03 June, 2022

The number of Medicare-subsidised palliative care services received by Australians in their own homes almost doubled between 2015–16 and 2019–20.

Support for aged care workers delivering palliative care

26 May, 2022

Aged care workers and nurses, and carers in the community, will receive more critical support when delivering end-of-life palliative care services, thanks to two new Flinders University-led research projects supported by SA Government grant funding.

Meditote tray table bag

16 May, 2022 | Supplied by: Meditote

The Meditote tray table bag facilitates stowing personal items in safe and easy reach on a patient's or aged-care resident's tray table.

Pat White's new lease on life

22 April, 2022

Coorparoo grandmother Pat White has a new lease on life since taking part in weekly classes that are tailored to meet the physical, psychological and wellbeing needs of people living with Parkinson's disease.

Policy recommendations from older Australians

19 April, 2022

The Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia has released the key public policy areas that need to be addressed to improve the lives of older people.

Three aged-care providers team up to deliver better care

08 April, 2022

Three aged-care organisations on the Central Coast — Adelene, Vietnam Veterans Keith Payne VC Hostel and Central Coast Community Care Association — have teamed up to deliver better care to residents.

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