Twenty years since the Aged Care Act was introduced, the situation for older Australians remains dire. They're sicker and have more complex care needs, but little access to medical care.
With people living longer lives and dementia on the rise, it's time to consider whether it's verboten for spouses acting as full-time caregivers to seek love and comfort outside their marriages.
The population is aging in Canada and around the world. It's time to focus our attentions on optimal aging instead of grimly tallying the burdens of growing old.
Isolated older people living in poverty are suffering from food insecurity.
Evacuating nursing home residents during a disaster can be even more dangerous than staying put.
Nobody questions a child's right to be cared for. Why don't the elderly enjoy the same expectation?
Robots have the potential to help support a growing population that wants to age in their own homes. But those helpful machines won't be the humanoid butlers of science fiction.
There were games, sports, and improved moods and mobility.
Sharing information would inform important decisions about elderly care.
After the Conservatives' U-turn on social care, how do the parties compare?
An Australian trial will give us a clearer picture of whether healthy old people benefit from taking statins to prevent heart disease and stroke.
We tend to consider the deaths of older people, and especially those in care, are due to natural causes. But new research shows how many die from injuries and violence.
Old age comes with many challenges, including concerning levels of malnutrition. But screening and early intervention could make a substantial difference - and save health budget funds.
Poor oral health in our nursing homes can lead to many complications, including choking to death. Here's how family and staff can help advocate for better care.
There's a lot to consider in the problem of creating enjoyable foods for people with swallowing difficulties. Could 3D-printed food be part of the solution?
The intimate needs of elderly people living in cares homes are being ignored – the system needs to change.
Older people in nursing homes or aged care facilities are often locked up "for their own safety", which new research says isn't usually needed.
The idea of family care is nice, but there are limits to what it can provide.