Aged & Allied Health > Social work

Measuring quality of life in aged care

22 August, 2019

Understanding what good quality of life means to aged-care consumers could assist economic evaluation of services, researchers say.


Evaluation of family violence response program in Victoria

02 July, 2019

18 Victorian hospitals will be participating in a project evaluating the state-wide program, Strengthening Hospitals Response to Family Violence.


Program helps those with autism gain independence

11 March, 2019

A unique social skills program has helped one young man with autism gain independence and build confidence, much to his and his family's delight.


Domestic violence rife in gay couples

07 August, 2018

Nearly half the men in a US study about male intimate partner violence reported being victims of abuse.


Resisting brittle bones in men

20 July, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Big improvements in bone and muscle strength with no injuries is expected to be the outcome of a Griffith University study training men aged over 50 with low bone mass.


Soldiers, mindfulness and mental health

25 April, 2016 by Corin Kelly

This Anzac Day we take a look at the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on our returned soldiers and how mindfulness can be part of the solution.


Mental health support for gaming enthusiasts

14 October, 2015 by Sharon Smith

The Penny Arcade Expo Australia or PAX Aus is one of the largest gatherings of pop culture in Australia, bringing together video games, tabletop games, cosplay, panels and presentations, concerts, friendly LANs and professional e-sports in the one place in Melbourne from 30 October to 2 November this year.


LASA Slams Aged Care E-Services System Failure

23 July, 2015 by Sharon Smith

The delay in the processing abilities of the electronic claims systems supplied by the Department of Social Services for providers of aged care has been slammed by Leading Aged Services Australia.


Further Funding Committed to Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health

09 March, 2015 by Petrina Smith

The Federal Government has committed $1.4 billion in funding for 112 Aboriginal Community Control Health Organisations as part of its commitment to Close the Gap in Indigenous health.


Aged Care Quality Advisory Council Announced

23 February, 2015 by Petrina Smith

Membership of the Aged Care Quality Advisory Council has been announced, with  former Parliamentary Secretary for Families and Community Services in the Victorian Government, Andrea Coote, as Chairperson. 


Indigenous Australians Suffer Twice as Commonly from Serious Heart Rhythm Disorder

06 January, 2015 by Petrina Smith

Research from the University of Adelaide shows Indigenous Australians suffer from a serious heart rhythm disorder twice as commonly as non-Indigenous people.


Technology Trial Starts to Help Rehabilitation Patients

10 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Researchers have started the world’s biggest  technology trial looking at whether computer games, iPad apps and interactive can can aid in rehabilitation from falls, strokes and brain injuries.



Aged Care Accommodation Supplement to be Finalised

25 June, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The aged care accommodation supplement for significant refurbishment is an important mechanism to encourage greater investment in the market through incentives for residential aged care providers to build and refurbish their facilities.


Increase in Rural Nursing and Allied Health Scholarships Welcomed

15 May, 2014 by Petrina Smith

An additional $13.4 million, over three years, to provide up to 500 rural nursing and allied health scholarships has been welcomed by the Australian College of Nursing (ACN).


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