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.
StandingTall is an app that offers individually tailored exercises to older Australians so that they are able to exercise independently at home.
Neuroscience Research Australia and The Project Factory have developed an app to support and strengthen physical balance and cognition in the ageing population.
Our research has been exploring 'the art of the possible' with networked drones and smart fall detection sensors.
Flinders University has secured an Australian Research Council (ARC) grant to optimise the home environment to promote healthy ageing.
Designing bathroom environments that suit older people can help reduce barriers to functioning and allow more people to age in place for longer periods.
Using a safety harness, participants walk along a booby-trapped walkway, helping to train the brain to respond quickly to fall hazards.
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.
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.
European researchers have developed a smart exoskeleton that recognises loss of balance and prevents falling in elderly patients.
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.
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.
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.