Two towers for retirement and aged care planned for Newstead The two-stage development is expected to be approved by Brisbane City Council next week. Brisbane Times - Published 2 days ago Also reported by • Sydney Morning Herald • The Age
Minister optimistic about indigenous voice Aged care minister Ken Wyatt, who is tipped to take on the indigenous affairs portfolio, believes there is community support for constitutional recognition. SBS - Published 2 days ago
THE COMING BACK OUT BALL MOVIE
In the middle of Australia’s bitterly divisive marriage equality vote, Melbourne hosted a gala event to honour and celebrate its LGBTI elders. These are their stories.
LGBTI seniors have been..
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The Grandma Get Down // 60 Second Docs
In Northern New South Wales, silent discos -- where music is played through headphones instead of a loudspeaker -- have been introduced to aged-care centers. The residents love the silent discos and..
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Three children among 26 dead in Victoria's start to flu season Three children have died with the flu in Victoria so far this year, along with 23 aged care residents. Brisbane Times - Published 2 days ago Also reported by • Sydney Morning Herald • The Age
The Australian town that has transformed into a 'dementia-friendly' community Clever design solutions are providing alternative ways of thinking about aged care for those with dementia, amid calls to stop segregating patients. SBS - Published 3 days ago ‘Cruel, ugly killer lurking in shadows’: Dementia victims speak out Early onset dementia sufferers have pleaded for governing bodies and aged care facilities to provide more support for victims of the disease at the last day of public hearings in Sydney for the Royal.. Brisbane Times - Published 6 days ago Also reported by • Sydney Morning Herald • The Age
‘You deserve better’: Expert's warning about aged care facilities Professor Joseph Ibrahim has told the royal commission into aged care that unless big improvements are made, the state of nursing homes is going to get worse. Sydney Morning Herald - Published 1 week ago Also reported by • The Age • Brisbane Times
Aged care system 'waits for people to die' An expert has told a royal commission people living in residential aged care are stateless and parliaments across Australia do not care about them. SBS - Published 1 week ago
Students to live in aged-care home in uni housing trial USC is trialling a program to house a small group of students in a nearby aged care home, hopefully to the benefit of both residents and students. Brisbane Times - Published 1 week ago Also reported by • Sydney Morning Herald • The Age 'Prescribing culture' makes a toxic drug mix in aged care homes A 'prescribing culture' abounds in our aged care facilities, reports Helen Pitt. Brisbane Times - Published 1 week ago Also reported by • Sydney Morning Herald • The Age
Woman with dementia sexually assaulted A royal commission has heard people with dementia who are unable to communicate can be vulnerable in residential aged care facilities. SBS - Published 1 week ago
Antipsychotic drugs overused in aged care The CEOs of three providers argue the aged care system and its funding do not incentivise innovation and providing the best outcomes for residents. SBS - Published 1 week ago
Only 1 in 10 psychotropic drugs used for aged care patients justified The Royal Commission was told culture change is needed among GPs to stop the rampant over-prescription of antipsychotic drugs. Brisbane Times - Published 1 week ago Also reported by • Sydney Morning Herald • The Age
Call to change way aged care is funded The CEOs of three providers argue the aged care system and its funding do not incentivise innovation and providing the best outcomes for residents. SBS - Published 1 week ago Labor's promise to fix aged care 'would cost billions': Peak body Bill Shorten announcing his aged care plan on Sunday, but it contains no costed measures to address a crisis in the nation's aged care system. Brisbane Times - Published 1 week ago Also reported by • Sydney Morning Herald • The Age
Fighting to breathe, no staff member in sight: aged care royal commission hears Vera's story It took Vera's daughters 30 minutes to find a staff member at the aged care facility to help their mother. Brisbane Times - Published 1 week ago Also reported by • Sydney Morning Herald • The Age Dying aged resident 'sounded like lawnmower engine', royal commission hears A 70-year-old woman sounded like a "lawnmower engine" as she was fighting to breathe in a Sydney residential aged care home, but there wasn't a nurse in sight. SBS - Published 1 week ago
Woman sounded like lawnmower before death A daughter has told an inquiry how her mother was alone and fighting to breathe at a residential aged care facility in Sydney's lower north shore. SBS - Published 1 week ago We owe it to our elders to focus on better aged care Individual autonomy becomes illusory and the resident’s life story can be usurped, engulfed and even trampled on by an unregulated and dysfunctional aged-care system. Sydney Morning Herald - Published 2 weeks ago
Older people want action on care, climate A new survey has found older Australians want action on aged care, health and pensions but they have a growing worry over the climate. SBS - Published 2 weeks ago Liberal minister rubbishes claims he is Clive Palmer's 'wholly owned subsidiary' Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt has rejected claims photographs taken at a polling place in his electorate show him campaigning for Clive Palmer's United Australia Party. Brisbane Times - Published 2 weeks ago