Aged & Allied Health

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?

When survival comes down to the hospital food

10 May, 2021

When hospitalised with chronic heart failure, survival could come down to the hospital food.

Peerless Foods Vita-lite Canola and Tablelands Original PCP spreads

01 May, 2021 | Supplied by: Peerless Holdings

Vita-lite Canola and Tablelands Original Spread Portion Control Packs from Peerless Foods are designed to meet the ongoing diverse diets of patients in hospitals and aged care.

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.

Health for all: considering marginalised groups

23 April, 2021 by Jane Allman

Marginalised communities, including immigrants and refugees, rural or remote people and the youth community, may feel they are last in line when it comes to health.

Keeping Australia's Indigenous communities COVID safe

23 April, 2021 by Jane Allman

A wide range of measures have been implemented to protect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities from COVID-19 across Australia.

Young go-getter honours hospital hero

20 April, 2021

When considering a recipient for the Super Hero Awards, Joshua and his mum Abbi chose Children's Hospital Foundation Family Liaison Manager Angie Brooks.

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.

Sous-vide food risks in aged care

15 April, 2021 by Andrew Thomson, Think ST Solutions

A skills shortage of chefs in aged care has prompted many operations to purchase pre-prepared sous-vide food products, but this comes with heightened risk.

CSIRO releases Junk Food Analyser

14 April, 2021

To help Australians improve their diets, CSIRO has launched a free online tool to provide the community with a greater understanding of their discretionary food intake.

Survey says most Australians will get COVID vaccine

09 April, 2021

The 65+ group was the most interested in vaccine protection, with more than three out of four individuals over the age of 65 planning to get vaccinated.

Study suggests new moisture standards for pacemakers and cochlear implants

06 April, 2021

A new moisture test for bionic devices has been developed by applied physicists at the University of Sydney, with new standards proposed to measure moisture leaks.

Wirraka Maya Health Service embraces digital health

01 April, 2021

The Aboriginal community health service in Port Hedland, WA, has produced record results in the use of technology to ensure better connected care for local patients.

Microbial enzyme in gut may impact drug response

22 March, 2021 by Christine Stewart, Registered Nurse, Nutritionist and Clinical Application Specialist with Microba Insight

Understanding a person's potential to produce microbial beta-glucuronidase in their gut may be key in understanding individual drug responses.

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