A new survey has highlighted the social isolation and stigma felt by people with dementia and their informal carers.
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.
Learning the lessons from overseas on reablement and reflecting on the early rollout of the Short-Term Restorative Care program are among the topics to be discussed at the Active Ageing Conference 2017 this month.
Alzheimer’s Australia’s CEO Maree McCabe tells Australian Ageing Agenda she wants to ensure the voice of people living with dementia is heard.
South Australian musician Kerry Reid turned to volunteering in residential aged care to keep busy after her mother passed away.
The Community Visitors Scheme is being hampered by its low profile and the Commonwealth should better promote the program, a government-commissioned review has found.
The Commonwealth should extend the Community Visitors Scheme to cover the Commonwealth Home Support Program and seniors waiting for a home care package, a government-commissioned review says.
A new report has highlighted the importance of an integrated community response, including that of aged care services, to address social isolation and loneliness among older people.
AUDIO: Almost half of seniors living at home report being lonely, according to research conducted by an aged care provider, but there are ways providers can help counter isolation.
Community care services are at the vanguard of connecting people to each other and to their communities to prevent loneliness and social isolation. Marie Sansom reports.
A growing number of tech-savvy seniors is using the internet to reduce the impact of social isolation, according to a survey commissioned by nbn, the company building the national broadband network.
Providers of community care and day therapy need to consider the range of services they offer, and the language and imagery used to promote them, in order to reach out to older men who continue to access services far less than women.
Isolation has major mental health and physical impacts on older people, yet limited funding and a prioritising of the physical needs of community care clients act as significant barriers to addressing the social wellbeing of individuals.
Friday’s news wrap includes: Peak bodies meet new minister; seniors wanted for social connectedness survey; minister and state peak CEO debate the ceased payroll-tax subsidy; and competition to encourage creative dementia therapies.