Cooperation among aged care, mental health and domestic violence services is needed given increasing rates of intimate partner violence among seniors, experts say.
A new study is investigating the impact socialisation robots have on the wellbeing of aged care residents with dementia and the staff providing the therapy.
Older gay men are concerned about moving into residential aged care for fear of being ostracised by residents and their families because of their sexuality, says new study, which comes after confirmation of new ‘diversity strategy’ for aged care.
Seniors see many positives in the use of artificial intelligence in health and care services, according to a new survey of attitudes towards the future of technology in healthcare.
Sex remains important for many people living in aged care, but a challenge for staff and residents’ family members, writes Michael Bauer.
With one in three older women living in income poverty, Mission Australia is using tomorrow’s International Day of Older Persons to call for government action on accommodation for homeless older women.
All aged care professionals have a responsibility to be informed about the signs of elder abuse and to raise suspected cases they encounter with a supervisor or manager in their organisation, providers and experts have said.
There are calls for the government to establish an independent Age Pension Tribunal to determine an adequate pension rate, as new research shows many pensioners are suffering “substantial deprivation.”
The isolation facing people living with dementia and their carers has been highlighted in a new survey that shows they are almost twice as likely to have high rates of loneliness.
Research on elder abuse prevention is urgently needed as there is a lack of high-quality evidence in the area, an Australian review of international studies has found.
The National Ageing Research Institute is developing an action plan to address elder abuse in Victoria that once validated could be adapted by other states.
A pilot project at the University of Wollongong is providing academics and students across disciplines with the skills needed to address the growing challenge of dementia.
Workforce discrimination, affordable housing and elder abuse are among the significant issues currently facing older women, says Australia’s Age Discrimination Commissioner.
Work on a new strategic agenda to advance research on ageing and aged care for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) seniors is now underway, following a national roundtable at Parliament House yesterday.