How to stay hydrated in the heat

As we age, the amount of water we hold in our body decreases. This means it’s actually easier for an older person to become dehydrated because dehydration will start to affect them with less water loss. It’s important to drink periodically even if you don’t feel...

Consumer Directed Care (CDC)

Flexibility and choice in the direction of your future Consumer Directed Care (CDC) is all about choice and control. It gives you and your carers a greater say in the type of care you receive to support you at home, and who provides those services. CDC gives you...

LASA campaigns to reverse aged care cuts

National peak body for age service providers Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), has launched a national campaign to make funding for accessible, affordable, good quality, aged care services a central issue of the 2016 Federal Election. Full article...

Aged-care boom takes up the economic slack

A little-known aged-care boom is helping take up Australia’s economic slack in the wake of the resources boom, a new report shows, but a market-based system that helps rein in explosive public costs will require further government reforms. Full article...

Department of Social Services launches Carer Gateway

Healthdirect Australia has been working with the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) to develop a new service for carers in Australia. Launched in December, Carer Gateway is a great place for carers to start their search for information, support...