Australia’s aged care system is undergoing significant change, but is still governed by an act more than 25 years old. Can the government meet its mid-year deadline for the next round of reforms?
Scientists have published the first evidence that Alzheimer’s can be transmitted from person to person. Patients received human growth hormone from the tissue of donated brains.
You’re worried and you want to see them well cared for. You’ve tried to talk to them about aged care but been met with swift refusal. Now what?
Currently, when someone turns 65 they are not eligible to apply for NDIS support, even if they had disability before then. We asked experts if that should change.
Aboriginal Elders play an important role as community leaders and cultural knowledge holders. Supporting this aspect of ageing well is crucial.
In future, Australia will spend much more on aged care. This increased spending needs to be well planned, so access is protected and all older people – regardless of income – get the care they need.
The latest Intergenerational Report shows Australia less old than it was going to be, but poorer. And eventually needing to pay more tax.
Health care has traditionally focused on prescribing medications, with little focus on when to stop them. But pills and potions can add up over time and do more harm than good.
The report, to be released in full on Thursday, puts the number of people 65 and over at about nine million by the early 2060s – from nearly 4.4 million in the 2021 census
A social insurance model would use compulsory contributions from worker salaries to cover the cost of aged care services. But it’s not a silver bullet to fix our aged-care funding crisis.
When Doris Taylor became paralysed, her mother was advised to put her in a Home for Incurables. Instead, Doris helped elect a reforming South Australian premier and founded a national institution.
One proposal to fund the rising costs of aged care is a Medicare-style levy. However, this seemingly neat solution isn’t the answer to our aged care funding problems. Here’s why.
Aged care is one of the government’s biggest ongoing funding challenges. But for a sustainable system, we need to ensure everyone is paying their fair share. Here’s how to make it more equitable.
This is an important and complex decision. It can affect your income, wealth, means-tested aged care fee, and bequests. Here are some things to consider before you decide.
There is a great track record of musical theatre tackling political material. Bloom seems too afraid of its own subject material to truly tackle the issues.
People living with dementia often become more confused in the late afternoon and into the night. Why, and what can we do about it?
Our research shows that aged care work is still stigmatised by other health professionals as dirty, difficult and low-status – more than most other jobs.
New research reveals how carers lack necessary support for their own wellbeing.
So you’ve been approved for a home care package. Congratulations! However, the process of getting started can be confusing and overwhelming. Here’s what you need to know.
Elderly people living in aged care are among those most at risk. But not enough are getting vaccinated as we approach winter.