Aged & Allied Health

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.

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.

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.

'Pre-hab' reduces impact of incontinence after prostate surgery

08 June, 2021

Physiotherapists in Australia are using an ultrasound technique developed at the University of Queensland to help men train their pelvic floor.

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.

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.

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?

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