Elderly dying or forced into nursing homes as home care system buckles under increasing pressure

THE crisis in Australia's besieged home care system is escalating as waiting lists increase and wait times blow out.


Home care queue for older Australians is growing

Industry peak body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), believes the recent data from the Government reveals an increasing number of older Australians accessing care in their homes are not getting the level of care they require.

Every person over 40 has at least five undiagnosed health problems

Research conducted by Flinders University, Adelaide, indicates receiving a full health screening, even when you feel healthy, around the age of 40 helps people make positive changes to their lifestyle when health problems start to set in.


Many aged people wait for right home care

Just over 129,000 older Australians are waiting for their approved level of home care, a sign federal Labor says underscores the failure of the coalition government to tackle this ongoing crisis.

Change is coming to aged care, so what does that mean?

The new Aged Care Quality Standards will be coming into affect on 1 July, which will change to the level of care received by consumers and the systems and practices utilised by aged care providers.


Nearly 1 in 4 Home Care Aides Faces Verbal Abuse

Being yelled at or insulted is never easy. But it's a situation faced by about one-quarter of U.S. home health care workers, a new study finds.

New brand and expansion plans for Aged Care Channel

Aged care education provider Aged Care Channel has launched under the new name Altura Learning and announced plans to deliver its programs to a wider range of workers in health and support roles plus consumers.


Toilet humour trialled to tackle incontinence

Humour is being used to ‘hit back’ at a growing and silent health epidemic that leaves more than five million Australians embarrassed, in pain and at risk of anxiety, depression and other serious health issues, as part of a global awareness week.

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