Aged & Allied Health > Falls prevention

Aged care: increasing dairy intake can reduce falls, fractures — study

21 October, 2021

A two-year trial, which included 7195 residents from 60 Victorian aged-care facilities, has found that addition of dairy foods into the daily diet of aged-care residents can reduce fractures and falls.

Fall-prevention technology helps seniors stand tall

15 July, 2020

StandingTall is an app that offers individually tailored exercises to older Australians so that they are able to exercise independently at home.

StandingTall app set to prevent falls

01 April, 2020

Neuroscience Research Australia and The Project Factory have developed an app to support and strengthen physical balance and cognition in the ageing population.

Drones, phones and responding to elderly falls

18 February, 2020 by Professor Javaan Chahl, University of South Australia

Our research has been exploring 'the art of the possible' with networked drones and smart fall detection sensors.

Grant secured to optimise aged and dementia home care

06 December, 2019

Flinders University has secured an Australian Research Council (ARC) grant to optimise the home environment to promote healthy ageing.

Ageing joyfully

18 July, 2019 by Professor Catherine Bridge* and Dr Peter Sweatman**

Designing bathroom environments that suit older people can help reduce barriers to functioning and allow more people to age in place for longer periods.

Innovative falls program helps Parkinson's sufferers

14 February, 2019

Using a safety harness, participants walk along a booby-trapped walkway, helping to train the brain to respond quickly to fall hazards.

New technology to reduce patient falls from bed

27 November, 2018

New bed sensors being developed in Melbourne will soon alert carers in nursing homes and hospitals if their patients are at risk of a fall.

Mack Traction Control footwear

06 February, 2018

The Mack range of slip-resistant occupational footwear includes a lightweight, slip-resistant, slip-on double gusset safety boot for workers that are exposed to slippery environments.

Fall prevention with a powered exoskeleton

16 May, 2017

European researchers have developed a smart exoskeleton that recognises loss of balance and prevents falling in elderly patients.

Food borne illness can be a killer

17 August, 2016 by ahhb

David Tune Announced As Aged Care Sector Committee Chair

23 March, 2015 by Sophie Blackshaw

Assistant Minister for Social Services Senator Mitch Fifield has announced the appointment of Mr David Tune AO PSM as Chair of the Government’s Aged Care Sector Committee.

Ageing Well Needs To Be A Global Health Priority

06 November, 2014 by Sophie Blackshaw

Unless health systems find effective strategies to address the problems faced by an ageing world population, the growing burden of chronic disease will greatly affect the quality of life of older people, a major new Series on health and ageing published in The Lancet has warned.

Consumer and Health Groups Against AMA's Medical Co-payment Proposal

22 August, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Community and health consumer groups have rejected the Australian Medical Association’s proposal for mandatory medical co-payments as representing a first step towards the breakdown of universal access under Medicare.

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