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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM has paid tribute to legendary civil rights campaigner, mentor and sportsman Sol Bellear.
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.
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.
The Australian Government has released Australia’s latest Aged Care Diversity Framework, signalling a new, more inclusive era in aged care.
A successful program to help overcome critical health workforce shortages in the Northern Territory has placed its 5000th health professional.
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).
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.
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.
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.