Rapid COVID-19 testing trial in aged care
An aged care facility in Melbourne is trialling a faster method of COVID-19 testing to see if it provides better protection for their residents by quickly identifying an active coronavirus infection on people visiting the facility.
COVID-19 outbreaks in Australian residential aged care facilities
COVID-19 outbreaks in Australian residential aged care facilities.
National snapshot: As of 8:00am on 16 July 2021 there are 13 active cases of COVID-19 related to aged care.
Disability, Ageing and Lifestyle Expo
The theme of the Disability, Ageing and Lifestyle Expo is #MyLifeChoices - as a way to empower consumers to choose how they want to live their lives. If your organisation provides products or services in the areas of disability, aged care, retirement, education, employment, technology, health and wellbeing and leisure then this Expo is your opportunity to be in front of thousands of South Australian consumers.
Oceanic Palliative Care Virtual Conference 2021
Palliative Care Australia's Oceanic Palliative Care Conference is the pre-eminent event for all those passionate about palliative and end-of-life care.
This new refuge in Melbourne is providing much-needed support to older homeless women
Providing women aged over 50 a safe haven and access to services helping them rebuild their lives, The Gardenhouse is believed to be the first facility of its kind in Australia.
Support for mandatory vaccination of residential aged care workers
The Morrison Government is helping aged care workers get vaccinated as part of an $11 million grant program.
Applications are now open for aged care providers to apply for the funding following recommendations mandatory vaccinations be introduced.
The program was established in recognition of the individual circumstances of aged care workers now subject to the new requirement.
Aged care residents will have increased access to their doctor through GP incentive
Older Australians in residential aged care will have better access to General Practitioners (GPs) thanks to a recent investment of $42.8 million to improve their face-to-face contact with health professionals.
New data shows only 49% of Australians aged 65 or older are retired. But why?
New data published by the Councils on the Ageing (COTA) federation has revealed that only 49% of Australians aged 65 and older are retired — a marked decrease from 2018 figures where 60% of people in the age group reported they entered retirement.
Appointment of Queensland’s Public Advocate and Public Guardian
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence.
Dr John Chesterman has been appointed to the role of Queensland’s Public Advocate, and senior government lawyer Shayna Smith has been appointed Queensland’s Public Guardian the Palaszczuk Government announced 30/06/21.
$10.1 million to reduce number of younger people in residential aged care
The Australian Government continues to deliver on its commitment to reduce the number of younger people living in residential aged care.
Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Richard Colbeck and Minister for Government Services, Linda Reynolds CSC said the Government is investing $10.1 million in a national network to help younger people and their families find age-appropriate accommodation and additional support.