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Frailty warning for seniors as innovative new test promises healthier ageing

22/01/2018

Older Australian women are most at risk of frailty, according to new research that highlights how an online test and a series of simple interventions can help senior Australians maintain their independence and improve their health.


Boosting the Local Care Workforce Program to support local job creation in the National Disability Insurance Scheme

15/12/2017

The Turnbull Government’s $33 million Boosting the Local Care Workforce Program has taken a major step forward, with the appointment of a consortium led by Ernst & Young (EY), including not-for-profit organisations and an employment service, to implement the job-creating initiative.


Make Giving the Gift of Life Your New Year's Resolution

31/12/2017

All Australians are being asked to start 2018 by giving the gift of life, by discussing their organ and tissue donation wishes with family and friends and joining the Australian Organ Donor Register.


Hearing Services Review Aims to Improve Client Care

22/12/2017

The Minister responsible for hearing services, Ken Wyatt AM, released the findings of the Review of Services and Technology Supply under the Government’s Hearing Services Program (HSP).


My Life My Lead Report: Tackling Social Determinants and Strengthening Culture Key to Improving Indigenous Health

21/12/2017

The Australian Government has released results of national consultations that highlight the importance of culture and tackling the social determinants of health, to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


$3 Million Lift For Rural and Remote Aged Care Services

19/12/2017

The Australian Government’s commitment to aged care services for senior Australians living in rural and remote areas has been boosted by more than $3 million.


More Indigenous Health Leaders for Remote Australia

15/12/2017

The Australian Government will support a further 14 Northern Territory Aboriginal health services staff members to undertake specialised leadership and management training, as it continues moves to bolster the indigenous health workforce.


Care Alert: Reach Out To Reduce Loneliness This Christmas

10/12/2017

The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM has launched a national campaign to reduce loneliness this festive season, revealing he recently visited an aged care home where, year-round, none of the residents receive visitors.


Launch of the Red Cross Christmas Season of Belonging Campaign

10/12/2017

The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP launched the Red Cross Christmas Season of Belonging Campaign on 10 December 2017.


A Brave Young Dad’s Lifesaving Message for all Australians

09/12/2017

A heartbreaking video message has been released, realising Jason Bartlett’s dying wish to raise awareness of the importance of men taking personal responsibility for their health.


Launch of the Passing on Wisdom: Jason’s Diabetes story

09/12/2017

The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP launched the Passing on Wisdom: Jason’s Diabetes story on 9 December 2017.


Tribute to Sol Bellear

09/12/2017

The Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM has paid tribute to legendary civil rights campaigner, mentor and sportsman Sol Bellear.


Expanding East Gippsland Services for a Healthier Future

06/12/2017

A $5.14 million Australian Government investment in Bairnsdale’s new Brabuwoolong Medical Centre has secured a major step forward for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services in East Gippsland.


Launch of the Aged Care Diversity Framework

06/12/2017

The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP launched the Aged Care Diversity Framework on 6 December 2017.


New Era for Diversity in Aged Care

06/12/2017

The Australian Government has released Australia’s latest Aged Care Diversity Framework, signalling a new, more inclusive era in aged care.


Remote Area Health Corps celebrates 5000th NT placement

05/12/2017

A successful program to help overcome critical health workforce shortages in the Northern Territory has placed its 5000th health professional.


Appointment of New Aged Care Financing Authority Chair

04/12/2017

The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM has announced the appointment of Mike Callaghan, AM PSM, as the new Chair of the Aged Care Financing Authority (ACFA).


1.3 Million Australians Benefit from Record Aged Care Funding

01/12/2017

The Australian Government spent a record total of $17.1 billion on aged care in 2016-17, for services provided to 1.3 million senior Australians.


Views Sought on Promised Specialist Dementia Care Units

30/11/2017

The Australian Government is seeking community input on how to best implement planned new Specialist Dementia Care Units (SDCUs) for people living with severe behaviours associated with advanced dementia.


Launch of the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN)

29/11/2017

The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP launched the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) on 29 November 2017.

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