Aged & Allied Health > Geriatric medicine

2021 predictions for the aged-care and disability sectors

10 December, 2020 by Craig Porte, Managing Director, Civica Care

What might 2021 hold for the aged-care and disability sectors?

Aged-care COVID response: govt commits additional $132.2m

04 December, 2020

The Australian Government will invest an additional $132.2 million in response to COVID-19-related recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Drink slows disease progression in early-stage Alzheimer's

18 November, 2020

A nutritional drink has been found to slow the decline of cognition, function, brain atrophy and disease progression in patients with mild cognitive impairment.

Report highlights value of preventing and reducing stroke

17 November, 2020

A Stroke Foundation report has found that preventing stroke and improving access to treatment and care could save thousands of lives and billions of dollars each year.

CSIRO solution creates smarter, safer homes for independent seniors

16 November, 2020

CSIRO has developed a new health monitoring solution that will enable older Australians living independently at home to send real-time data to their healthcare providers.

Health collaboration crucial for the best care of older Australians

06 November, 2020 by Sean Rooney, CEO, Leading Age Services Australia

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the crucial relationship between aged care, hospitals, general practice, ambulance services and the whole health system.

Include pharmacists in aged-care settings, recommendations say

29 October, 2020

SHPA has welcomed the patient safety measures that have emerged from the later stages of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

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.

LifeVac Australia LifeVac Anti-Choking Device

01 October, 2020

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

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.

Palliative care survey: call to clinicians

21 September, 2020

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is calling on clinicians to complete the Palliative Care Prognostic Tools Survey.

8-week program reduces Alzheimer's risk, says study

15 September, 2020

A combination of dementia education and lifestyle changes improved cognitive performance and reduced the risk of Alzheimer's disease among seniors with pre-dementia conditions.

Roadmap to financing five-star aged-care system released

03 September, 2020

Economic modelling has revealed that Australia can transform the quality of its aged-care system in just four years.

Tas dementia village opts for digital care system

28 August, 2020

Korongee Village has implemented a patient-centred digital care system that allows staff to plan, record and monitor the care of residents in real time.

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