Aged & Allied Health

HESTA Excellence Awards: finalists revealed

21 October, 2020

Twenty-four organisations and teams working in disability, allied health, aged care and community services have been revealed as finalists for HESTA Excellence Awards.

The Budget: where's the money going for allied health?

21 October, 2020 by Ed Johnson, Clinical Innovation Officer at Umbo

There is more work to do in acknowledging and sufficiently supporting our rural allied health services into the future.

LASA session to explore aged-care design

19 October, 2020

Designing for community, connection and sense of place shows how progressive design helps create vibrant, integrated seniors' communities.

Osteoarthritis discovery could slash health bill

16 October, 2020

University of South Australia researchers are looking for a new biomarker for osteoarthritis, a condition that affects more than two million Australians.

Professor Roianne West: on a mission to achieve equity in our health system

16 October, 2020 by Jane Allman

What would you say if someone told you that racism is embedded in Australia's healthcare system, and that the system itself was perpetuating inequities?

SPC strategically invests in The Kuisine Company

12 October, 2020

At full rollout, the contract will require the provision of nine million meals per annum to NSW hospitals.

The rising cost of workplace mental health injuries

12 October, 2020

An Allianz report reveals that the cost of workers compensation claims relating to mental health has increased by 80%.

Meditation app promotes healthy minds

09 October, 2020

To coincide with World Mental Health Day on 10 October, Healthy Minds Innovations is encouraging people to download the free Healthy Minds Program App.

Aged-care residents that are served more, eat more

06 October, 2020

Researchers at the University of South Australia have discovered a simple way for aged-care residents to improve their nutrition intake: increase their meal sizes.

Recovawear Adaptive T-shirt for post-surgery, pain management or upper limb injury

01 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Recovawear Pty Ltd

Recovawear provides clothing solutions for injured or post-operative patients who might have difficulty dressing themselves.

LifeVac Australia LifeVac Anti-Choking Device

01 October, 2020 | Supplied by: LifeVac Australia

LifeVac is a non-powered, single-patient portable suction device developed for emergency clearing of the upper airway.

NSW/ACT GP in Training of the Year announced

01 October, 2020

Dr Josephine Guyer has won the RACGP's NSW/ACT General Practitioner in Training of the Year award.

Study links metformin to slowed cognitive decline

29 September, 2020

A study of older Australians with type 2 diabetes revealed that taking metformin resulted in slower cognitive decline with lower dementia rates than those who did not use the medication.

Australian volunteers wanted for eating disorders study

22 September, 2020

Australian researchers are calling for more than 3500 volunteers to enrol in a study investigating genetic predisposition to three complex eating disorders.

Trauma rife among aged-care residents, says researcher

21 September, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

More than 70% of people within aged-care facilities have experienced a traumatic event in their lives and may need psychological intervention during COVID-19, says researcher.

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