Aged & Allied Health

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.

Double win for Australian Mental Health Prize

10 November, 2020

Scientia Professor Gordon Parker and Professor Helen Milroy have been announced as dual winners of the 2020 Australian Mental Health Prize.

Health collaboration crucial for the best care of older Australians

06 November, 2020 by Sean Rooney, CEO, Leading Age Services Australia

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the crucial relationship between aged care, hospitals, general practice, ambulance services and the whole health system.

Exhaustion leaves Qld junior doctors fearing mistakes

04 November, 2020

Nearly half of Queensland's trainee doctors are worried they will make a clinical mistake because they are exhausted from working excessively long hours.

The Qld not-for-profit on a mission to open sport to all

02 November, 2020

Queensland not-for-profit Sporting Wheelies has made active living accessible to all, by enabling team sports and providing rehabilitation for those living with physical disabilities.

COVID-19 and the vulnerability of remote Indigenous communities

30 October, 2020 by Dr Gabrielle O’Kane, CEO, National Rural Health Alliance

Dr Gabrielle O'Kane looks at why Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people living in remote communities are at greater risk of COVID-19.

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