Aboriginal Elders play an important role as community leaders and cultural knowledge holders. Supporting this aspect of ageing well is crucial.
The latest Intergenerational Report shows Australia less old than it was going to be, but poorer. And eventually needing to pay more tax.
A new way of assessing aged care facilities using advanced computing will make them more fit for purpose for people living with dementia.
Private insurance to fund aged care services could deliver the higher quality care Australians are demanding, but there are potential drawbacks.
A balance between public and private financing is needed to achieve sustainable aged care funding models, says UNSW Business School’s Michael Sherris.
New research reveals people with dementia entering aged care with a new GP experienced a 20 per cent increase in prescribed medication.
The federal government has announced COVID-19 vaccination will now become mandatory for aged-care workers. This comes amid a slow and troubled rollout in the sector.
If new incentives don't work, mandatory policies may be the only way forward in ensuring high COVID vaccine coverage of staff.
A little support could go a long way to help us stay in our homes and age with grace.
Part of the solution to the rising funding problem might be a Medicare-style levy.