Aged & Allied Health

Virtual Relief Run to raise funds for COVID-stricken India

28 May, 2021

Relief Run will be held from 11–13 June, allowing participants all over the world to run or walk 5 km, 10 km or a half marathon at a location and time that suits them.

Where do Australians want to live as they age?

26 May, 2021

According to a survey by The CareSide, a significant majority would prefer to live at home and receive home care as they age.

Preparing the older brain for workforce re-entry

25 May, 2021 by Dr Michael Merzenich*

At any age, every brain is capable of very substantial change, in an improving and strengthening direction.

Expert opinion: prioritise standard assessment for diagnosing dementia

25 May, 2021

Dementia and cognitive assessment experts say that a standard set of neuropsychological tests is needed for patients presenting to memory clinics.

Campaign challenges palliative care perceptions

24 May, 2021

An innovative campaign will inform Australians about the broader meaning of palliative care and help spark conversations about death and dying.

Reinventing the wheelchair with advanced manufacturing

21 May, 2021

A groundbreaking wheelchair concept uses advanced materials such as 3D-printed titanium and carbon fibre to deliver comfort, weight savings and overall performance.

Why the government's aged-care funding misses the mark

21 May, 2021 by Professor Joanne Travaglia*

The Royal Commission recommended an injection of $10 billion a year and the Budget falls well short of that.

To transform aged care, workers need better wages and conditions

17 May, 2021

Without improvements for the aged-care workforce, Australia could miss the opportunity to build the workforce needed to meet future demand.

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.

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?

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.

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