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.
When a person with dementia is in distress, they need calm and caring treatment to protect themselves and others – but prevention should be the goal.
The federal budget is a step in the right direction, particularly in improving pay rates for aged-care workers. But the medium- to long-term future remains bleak without further, significant reforms.
Treasurer Jim Chalmers said that “for too long, those working in aged care have been asked to work harder for longer without enough reward, but with this budget that changes”
Sarah Holland-Batt becomes the second poet in a row to win The Stella Prize. The Jaguar is an extension of her activism against human rights abuses in aged care in Australia.
In this podcast, Michelle Grattan discusses the blueprint for reform with commission chair, Michael Brennan
From June, carers will gain stronger rights to request flexible work from employers. But our new Productivity Commission paper found carers still need greater support. Here’s how to have your say.
Love and intimacy are valuable for wellbeing at every age. But for older people, especially those in aged care, intimacy can be complicated. Carol Lefevre explores, through real life and fiction.
The decision to move a loved one with dementia into residential care is an incredibly difficult one. These considerations may help.
f you have a look into the media coverage it would seem that it's not a problem at all. [But] COVID deaths are far greater than at any time in the last two to three years"
We spent 312 hours observing 39 residents at six Australian aged care facilities to find out how and where they spend their time across the day.
Australia needs an additional 35,000 aged care workers a year. While skilled migration can play a role, it’s unlikely to be enough to fix the immediate or long-term workforce shortages.
We studied 1,709 aged care homes over five years and found increases in the use of ‘agency’ staff impacted quality of care. Ahead of the federal jobs summit, the sector faces ongoing challenges.
Many people in nursing homes already suffer from isolation, neglect and lack of human engagement. They need the human touch – in person.
Australia should have been better prepared for the predictable winter COVID wave in aged care.
Australia’s utilitarian tradition of government – the greatest good for the greatest number – has a dark side: there are always those whose voices struggle to be heard and whose needs are overlooked.
Respite care needs to be understood as a service for the carer as much as for the older person they care for.
Health Minister Mark Butler warns COVID wave will worsen
Michelle Grattan speaks with Health Minister Mark Butler about Australia's new COVID crisis and striking a new response