Aged & Allied Health

Aged Care Diversity Framework released

07 December, 2017

The framework will see three action plans developed in the first half of 2018, in support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, CALD and LGBTI communities.

6 ways to help families of the sick or elderly enjoy Xmas

07 December, 2017

Christmas is special, but for some it is challenging and stressful. Here is a simple guide to help change that.

Govt seeks input to Specialist Dementia Care Units

04 December, 2017

Health and aged-care professionals invited to make submissions.

Older white women more likely to contract Alzheimer's

28 November, 2017

White women genetically predisposed to Alzheimer's disease are more likely than white men to develop the disease during a critical 10-year span in their lives.

Consumer-centric aged service is key to the industry's future

28 November, 2017 by Sean Rooney*

Collaboration between stakeholders will help ensure that the results of current independent aged-care industry reviews are 'fit for purpose'.

Older, but not blinder

25 November, 2017

The risk of age-related macular degeneration seems to decrease in baby boomers and gen-Xers.

Flu vax to be mandatory for aged-care facility staff

17 November, 2017

Following several flu deaths in aged-care facilities this winter, the federal government is moving to mandate flu vaccinations for staff.

In Conversation ... with Associate Professor James Ward

14 November, 2017 by Laini Bennett

Known for his research into infectious diseases in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, A/Prof Ward is a passionate advocate for taking action against STIs. He doesn't just talk the talk … he walks the walk.

Antimicrobial resistance in aged-care facilities requires a novel approach

13 November, 2017 by Prof. Ramon Shaban, Prof. Brett Mitchell, Dr Philip Russo, Dr Deborough Macbeth*

Extensive antimicrobial usage in aged-care facilities needs to be addressed.

A Day in the Life: Gabrielle Maston

07 November, 2017

Gabrielle Maston is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist who works as an obesity therapist in a public hospital.

Retrenched older Aussies likely to be depressed, welfare-dependent

04 November, 2017

Helping older workers work longer could benefit both individuals and government budgets.

Unannounced aged-care audits to replace planned visits

01 November, 2017

Following the release of a new report and some high-profile cases, the federal government is replacing announced visits.

Hospital patients subjected to unnecessary lab tests

30 October, 2017

Repetitive lab testing is leading to additional illness, interventions and patient costs.

Hard water can cause eczema

13 October, 2017

Damage to the skin caused by hard water can lead to skin conditions.

Frail twice as likely to have inappropriate prescription

11 October, 2017

Frail people are susceptible to incorrect prescriptions, increasing the risk of death 22%.

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