Extra support announced to tackle elder abuse
New figures surrounding elder abuse and the risks faced by older Australians has led the Federal Government to announce a $2 million boost to national elder abuse prevention service, Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN). Read More
Funding for flexible aged care places announced for rural and remote communities
Multi-purpose services in small rural and remote communities are being encouraged to apply for new flexible aged care places under a new allocations round announced by Federal Government. Read More
Nation celebrates the people behind the meals that make a difference
The ongoing dedication and efforts of more than 76,000 Meals on Wheels volunteers are being celebrated across the nation today (29 August) as part of National Meals on Wheels Day. Read More
Preventing falls in the elderly
Falls can happen to anyone, but, unfortunately, as you grow older falls can become more common and you are more likely to injure yourself. Most elderly people fall in and around the home. Falls are also common in aged care homes. If you have a serious injury it can...
What you need to know about 2017 pension changes
The start of the new year has brought changes to the assets test used to calculate pensions and this may affect how much pension you receive. From 1 January 2017 the thresholds of the value of assets you can own have changed. Nothing will change if you’re on a...
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 that...
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...