Aged & Allied Health

Awaiting the Royal Commission's final report

10 February, 2021 by Jane Allman

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will submit its Final Report on 26 February 2021. What can we expect?

A mirror on care for older Australians

08 February, 2021 by Sean Rooney, CEO of Leading Age Services Australia

LASA will work hard to translate the Royal Commission's findings and recommendations into practical actions and meaningful outcomes.

HESTA Impact Awards finalists announced

20 January, 2021

Eleven finalists have been announced for the inaugural HESTA Impact Awards, recognising health and community services professionals taking positive steps to create a better world.

Low-carb diet drives type 2 diabetes remission

18 January, 2021

International researchers — including those from CSIRO — have found that consuming fewer carbs can potentially put type 2 diabetes into remission.

Sing-a-long live stream set to bring Christmas cheer to seniors

14 December, 2020

RFBI is excited to announce its Big Christmas Sing-a-long, which will live stream on Thursday, 17 December.

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?

Indigenous health framework generates mixed results

08 December, 2020

AIHW has released the 2020 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework, finding mixed results for the 68 measures investigated.

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.

Call to action to eliminate HIV-related stigma

01 December, 2020

Marking World AIDS Day on 1 December, HIV advocates are calling for greater efforts and coordination to eliminate HIV-related stigma.

New standards for safe and effective digital mental health care

30 November, 2020

New National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health (NSQDMH) Standards have been released by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

HESTA Excellence Awards winners announced

27 November, 2020

Eight organisations and teams have been recognised across disability services, allied health, aged care and community services in a virtual celebration of excellence.

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.

Autism interventions published in landmark report

13 November, 2020

Autism CRC has published a landmark report, detailing the best available high-quality evidence about interventions for children on the autism spectrum aged up to 12 years.

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