More than 80 per cent of Australians do not know that dementia is the second leading cause of death in this country, according to a national survey.
Complaints about community aged care account for a growing share of concerns received by the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner, new data shows.
The Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt has announced an additional $8 million in funding for 232 meals providers through the Commonwealth Home Support Program.
Industry peak body Leading Age Services Australia is calling on the Federal Government to address a series of significant implementation issues arising from the latest home care reforms.
Community gardens such as those involved in the DIGnity project in Tasmania are proving to be fertile ground for social inclusion.
Consumer-focused reforms are demanding new workforce skill sets and service models, provider CEO Cheryl De Zilwa tells Community Care Review.
A young entrepreneur has founded a social enterprise with a mission to help tackle two major social problems at once – high youth unemployment and social isolation among older people.
Melbourne-based health technology company Novita Healthcare has announced its acquisition of Newly, an online-based matching service for aged and disability support workers.
The shift to increased client control in home care risks pushing family carers to the background, writes Cathy Duncan.
The Department of Health is reviewing the letters sent to consumers as survey shows a significant proportion of older people are confused about how to access their package.
A world-first app has been launched to support older people and people with disabilities, including renters and strata occupiers, to make simple, inexpensive modifications to their homes.
The long-running debate over the role of government in helping to establish an aged care workforce strategy has been resolved with the Budget announcement of funding for a new taskforce.
From smart clothing to in-home monitoring systems, assistive technology has the potential to support older people and people with disability to remain living independently.
The quality of care provided to aged care consumers depends on the quality of working conditions in an organisation, new research confirms.