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Powerful New Reforms to Ensure Safe, Quality Aged Care


The Australian Government will ensure Australians in the aged care system are better cared for, through raising the quality benchmarks that homes must meet.

Quality Care the Key as Senior Australians Have Their Say


Senior Australians in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs participated in a lively aged care forum facilitated by Aged Care Minister, Ken Wyatt AM, and Member for Chisholm, Julia Banks MP.

Tough Talk: Australians Urged to Plan for End Of Life Care


Australia’s inaugural Advance Care Planning Week begins on 16 April, encouraging people of all ages to prepare their personal end of life care plans, to give certainty to themselves and their families.

Youth Health Centres on Culture, Family, Education and Jobs


A unique new youth strategy puts cultural and family strength, education, employment and leadership at the centre of First Nations people’s health and wellbeing.

Leadership lunch Centre for Independent Studies


The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP was invited to speak at the leadership lunch at the Centre for Independent Studies.

Henpowering Grafton Seniors to Benefit from Active Ageing


Hens, humour, cooking and care have been combined to maintain and improve the wellbeing of residents, in a major aged care expansion to keep seniors connected with the Grafton community.

New Home to Give Grafton Aged Care and Economy a Big Boost


Local seniors and Clarence Valley communities will benefit from the construction of a new 144-bed residential aged care home and subsequent significant job creation in Grafton.

Aged Care Quality and Safety Comes First


Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt says the provision of safe, quality care 24 hours a day, every day of the year, in aged care homes in the Bundaberg area and across the nation is non-negotiable.

Australians Urged to Reach Out and Burst Bubble of Bipolar


Almost four million Australians have experienced a mental illness in the past year but what may be less familiar is that well over half a million of these people are living with bipolar disorder.

Nominations Call for Aged Care Quality Awards


Nominations for the aged care 2018 Better Practice Awards open on 1 April 2018 and Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt AM is encouraging providers to enter and highlight innovation and excellence.

Prevention and Early Diagnosis Focus for a Healthier Future


The critical role of preventive care and tackling the precursors of chronic disease is being boosted in the latest guide for health professionals working to close the gap in health equality for Indigenous Australians.

Improving Diabetes Management for Healthier Lives


A haunting video message recorded by a man dying from diabetes-related illnesses is being made available to diabetes educators.

My Senior Gap Year book launch


The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP was invited to speak at the My Senior Gap Year book launch.

Launch of Dementia Care Training and Education Program


The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP launched the Dementia Care Training and Education Program in Tasmania on 19 March 2018.

New Program Proves its Worth in Improving Dementia Care


A new training program pioneered in Tasmania is promising earlier dementia diagnosis and better support for patients, their families and carers.

Bondi Beach cattle drive to muster more organ donors


A herd of cattle have hoofed it along Australia’s iconic Bondi Beach today to celebrate hope, mateship and the life-changing benefits made possible through organ and tissue donation.

Taking action: Strengthening aged care homes quality compliance


From today, unannounced quality and safety audits will come into force across all Australian residential aged care homes, as the Turnbull Government builds on its aged care reforms.

Extra Support for Kiama’s Dementia Friendly Community


Kiama’s development as a dementia-friendly community will receive a funding boost from the Australian Government’s Dementia-Friendly Communities Initiative, to extend the district’s leading role in dementia innovation.

Cutting Red Tape for Australian Aged Care


The Australian Government is streamlining aged care accommodation approvals, so that providers can continue to focus on their core business of caring and supporting senior Australians.

Dementia films and mobile app to support communities in need


Reducing the devastating impact of dementia in Chinese, Indian and Arab communities is the aim of 15 new films in an online and app format now in production across Australia.

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