Aged & Allied Health

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?

Why we need a holistic approach to servicing children with ADHD in regional Australia

08 July, 2021 by Claire Salter Parry, Clinical Services Manager at Umbo

We need to ensure that any investments in health care for children take a holistic approach to developing and empowering a circle of support around each child and their family.

Is the gut microbiome the key to improved mental and physical health?

08 July, 2021 by Dr Malcolm Ball

The gut–brain axis plays a significant role in our mental health, with measurable improvements achieved by gut microbiota modification through dietary changes.

Qld dietitian helps teen face food fears

07 July, 2021

A Brisbane dietitian who helped a 17-year-old face her phobia of food has been recognised for supporting young people with mental health challenges.

First Nations nurses and midwives honoured through story

06 July, 2021

'Caring and Community: Stories from Aboriginal nurses and midwives' celebrates thousands of years of birthing and healing practice.

Bush medicine knowledge flows to digital records

05 July, 2021

A new video shows the importance of bush medicine in Indigenous culture and health, and how My Health Record can be used to manage that information for holistic care.

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.

MedWalk strategy looks to stave off dementia

25 June, 2021

University of South Australia researchers have announced they are confident that the Mediterranean diet — combined with a daily bout of exercise — can stave off dementia.

Australians ageing up to nine years faster than they should be

24 June, 2021

A new health and wellbeing age calculator has revealed that some age groups have an average health age of up to nine years older than their chronological age.

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.

Hospitalisation rate in people with intellectual disability 'unacceptably high'

15 June, 2021

A new study reveals that people with intellectual disability are being hospitalised for conditions that could be prevented or adequately managed in primary care.

Mood-tracking app empowers expectant and new mums to manage mental wellbeing

10 June, 2021

An evidence-based app — YourTime — has been developed to help women track their mental wellbeing during pregnancy and early motherhood.

Johnson & Johnson takes action on reconciliation

09 June, 2021

On the heels of National Reconciliation Week, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies has launched its Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2021–2023.

IHHC announces national conference details

09 June, 2021 | Supplied by: Institute of Hospitality in HealthCare Ltd (IHHC)

The IHHC conference has a holistic focus, and brings together delegates from a variety of health and aged-care organisations.

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