Aged & Allied Health > Geriatric medicine

Common sleep disorder combo could be deadly: study

13 December, 2021

People who suffer from both insomnia and obstructive sleep apnoea are more likely to suffer from heart problems and are almost 50% more likely to die than those without either condition, according to researchers from Flinders University.

Excellence in Age Services Awards: LASA announces winners

10 August, 2021

The EIAS Awards recognise winners in the following categories: Rising Star, Individual, Next Gen Young Leader, Organisation and Team.

Reshaping Australia's aged-care system

14 July, 2021 by Ahilan St George, Director, Vitality Club

How do we turn our aged-care system from a national disgrace to something to be proud of?

Flinders projects seek to improve dementia care using real-world methods

02 July, 2021

Two new Flinders University research projects will use real-world training and coaching methods to improve the care provided to people living with dementia.

Partnership launches program to accelerate aged-care employment outcomes

01 July, 2021

For Purpose Investment Partners, Catalyst Education and Generation Australia have partnered to accelerate employment outcomes in the aged-care sector.

The challenge facing procurement in the aged-care sector

18 June, 2021

The challenge for procurement in the aged-care sector is to help redesign the operating cost model to ensure high standards of aged care remain affordable indefinitely.

Where do Australians want to live as they age?

26 May, 2021

According to a survey by The CareSide, a significant majority would prefer to live at home and receive home care as they age.

Expert opinion: prioritise standard assessment for diagnosing dementia

25 May, 2021

Dementia and cognitive assessment experts say that a standard set of neuropsychological tests is needed for patients presenting to memory clinics.

Campaign challenges palliative care perceptions

24 May, 2021

An innovative campaign will inform Australians about the broader meaning of palliative care and help spark conversations about death and dying.

Why the government's aged-care funding misses the mark

21 May, 2021 by Professor Joanne Travaglia*

The Royal Commission recommended an injection of $10 billion a year and the Budget falls well short of that.

To transform aged care, workers need better wages and conditions

17 May, 2021

Without improvements for the aged-care workforce, Australia could miss the opportunity to build the workforce needed to meet future demand.

2021 Federal Budget: expectations in the Royal Commission aftermath

10 May, 2021 by Greg O’Loan*

It is expected that the federal government will announce investment of $10 million over four years to the aged-care sector. Will this be enough?

Our obligations from the Royal Commission report

28 April, 2021 by Sean Rooney, CEO of Leading Age Services Australia

How we support and care for older people is defined by a new vision of ageing and aged care.

A palliative care digital dashboard for the aged-care sector

26 April, 2021 by Dr Priyanka Vandersman and Professor Jennifer Tieman

To support aged-care workers in planning and providing good-quality palliative and EOL care, the ELDAC team created an integrated palliative care web platform.

Australia: a nation ready for end-of-life choices

16 April, 2021 by Jane Allman

Australia is at a tipping point when it comes to end-of-life choices and euthanasia laws.

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