Aged & Allied Health

Survey says most Australians will get COVID vaccine

09 April, 2021

The 65+ group was the most interested in vaccine protection, with more than three out of four individuals over the age 65 planning to get vaccinated.

Peerless Foods Vita-lite Canola and Tablelands Original PCP spreads

07 April, 2021 | Supplied by: Peerless Holdings

Vita-lite Canola and Tablelands Original Spread Portion Control Packs from Peerless Foods are designed to meet the ongoing diverse diets of patients in hospitals and aged care.

Study suggests new moisture standards for pacemakers and cochlear implants

06 April, 2021

A new moisture test for bionic devices has been developed by applied physicists at the University of Sydney, with new standards proposed to measure moisture leaks.

Wirraka Maya Health Service embraces digital health

01 April, 2021

The Aboriginal community health service in Port Hedland, WA, has produced record results in the use of technology to ensure better connected care for local patients.

Microbial enzyme in gut may impact drug response

22 March, 2021 by Christine Stewart, Registered Nurse, Nutritionist and Clinical Application Specialist with Microba Insight

Understanding a person's potential to produce microbial beta-glucuronidase in their gut may be key in understanding individual drug responses.

Dementia forecast highlights urgency of prevention

19 March, 2021

Projections that one million Australians will have dementia by 2056 have promted a call to action on prevention strategies.

AIA Australia launches wellbeing coaching service

16 March, 2021

The AIA Vitality Wellbeing Check-In Program gives Priority Protection policyholders access to two free sessions with an experienced Mindstar wellbeing coach.

HESTA Excellence Awards — nominations open

10 March, 2021

HESTA is calling for nominations of dedicated professionals working in disability, allied health, aged care and community services.

A small-scale approach to aged and dementia care

09 March, 2021 by Tamar Krebs, Founder and Co-CEO of Group Homes Australia

The Group Homes Australia model is a small-scale care model that focuses on residents' abilities rather than their disabilities, providing health and social benefits.

Aged-care reform puts technology on the table

08 March, 2021

Technology reform has been identified as an important part of delivering a new and improved aged-care system.

A day in the life of a House Companion

03 March, 2021

Tracey Hogan is a House Companion at NewDirection Care in Bellmere, Queensland — a Microtown for the elderly and those living with younger onset dementia and complex care needs.

Early nut introduction linked to fall in infant peanut allergy

03 March, 2021

Changes to food allergy guidelines have led to a significant increase in parents introducing peanut into their babies' diets, with a 16% decrease in peanut allergy among infants.

Cocaine use and hospitalisations on the rise

02 March, 2021

A new report reveals an increase in cocaine availability, prevalence of use and related hospitalisations in Australia.

Bodies unite for Prosthesis List reform

01 March, 2021

Four professional bodies have come together to deliver a joint statement on Prostheses List reform.

Addressing the unique allied health needs of those in residential aged care

01 March, 2021 by Ed Johnson, Clinical Innovation Officer at Umbo

With a different approach to residential aged care, we can potentially reduce the burden on an overstrained system.

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