aged care

Elderly man in a coma

If you became suddenly unwell, would your family or health team know your wishes? Here's why advance care planning should be part of Australia's strategic response to COVID-19.

Disability care home

Residential disability care faces many of the same challenges as aged care. Paying close attention to these could help us avert a COVID-19 crisis in Victoria's disability accommodation.

elderly man in face mask

The evidence is in and the answer is clear. We must try and eliminate COVID-19 for the health and economic benefit of Australians of all ages.

multiple generations

Living with your parents is not all about saving money or free childcare, says Dr Edgar Liu from UNSW’s City Futures Research Centre.

climate change protest

From mass climate change movements to cultural genocide of Uighurs in China, here are some of the headline human rights moments that captured Australia’s attention.

Aged care worker with older person

A joint study finds unsettling evidence the aged care system is overlooking older people’s basic social and emotional needs as part of accepted business practices.

nursing home aged care

While the majority of aged care funding comes from government, residents also have to contribute. Here's how the payment system works.

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The mandated practice of two-hourly repositioning of residents in aged care facilities to prevent bedsores is ineffective and could be causing more problems than it solves, a UNSW study says.

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It's easy to get excited about the potential for robots to help care for the sick, injured and elderly, but we need the right regulations in place to deal with issues as they emerge.

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Amid concerns about their quality of care, aged care providers are getting bigger or getting out.
 

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