Aged & Allied Health

A day in the life of a House Companion

03 March, 2021

Tracey Hogan is a House Companion at NewDirection Care in Bellmere, Queensland — a Microtown for the elderly and those living with younger onset dementia and complex care needs.


Early nut introduction linked to fall in infant peanut allergy

03 March, 2021

Changes to food allergy guidelines have led to a significant increase in parents introducing peanut into their babies' diets, with a 16% decrease in peanut allergy among infants.


Cocaine use and hospitalisations on the rise

02 March, 2021

A new report reveals an increase in cocaine availability, prevalence of use and related hospitalisations in Australia.


In Conversation with Dr Teagan-Jane Westendorf

01 March, 2021

Hospital + Healthcare talks to Dr Teagan-Jane Westendorf from the National Advisory Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aged Care.


Addressing the unique allied health needs of those in residential aged care

01 March, 2021 by Ed Johnson, Clinical Innovation Officer at Umbo

With a different approach to residential aged care, we can potentially reduce the burden on an overstrained system.


Bodies unite for Prosthesis List reform

01 March, 2021

Four professional bodies have come together to deliver a joint statement on Prostheses List reform.


Post-stroke recovery best with physio soon after

24 February, 2021

The human brain's capacity to recover and rewire itself following a stroke peaks after around two weeks and diminishes over time, according to an international study.


The future of aged care

16 February, 2021 by Amy Sarcevic

Exploring the road ahead for Australia's aged-care system.


Finding a path to improve Indigenous workforce and healthcare outcomes

15 February, 2021 by Jane Allman

A study of two exemplary cancer services has found eight key factors helping to improve Indigenous patient and staff outcomes.


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?


WHO invites Health Literacy Initiative to join global network

10 February, 2021

The Mental Health Commission of NSW will join the World Health Organization (WHO) in a global network to improve community health literacy.


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.


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