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November 2017


Views Sought on Promised Specialist Dementia Care Units

30 November 2017

Media release

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.


Older Persons Advocacy: Local Voices for Seniors in Need

29 November 2017

Media release

The Australian Government has launched a new, free nationwide support network to stand up for the rights of older Australians.


New Videos Say “U and Me Can Stop HIV”

29 November 2017

Media release

New animated videos voiced by young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the latest weapons in the fight again HIV and sexually transmitted infections in Indigenous communities.


$33 Million for WA Researchers Promises a Healthier Future

28 November 2017

Media release

The impact of pregnant mothers’ diets on their babies’ food allergies is among 37 significant Western Australian research projects to share in over $33 million in funding from the Australian Government.


New Aged Care Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

28 November 2017

Media release

The Australian Government is providing more than $3 million in additional annual grant funding to deliver new and expanded residential aged care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote locations.


Genetics Promise Personalised Treatment to Prevent Blindness

24 November 2017

Media release

The Australian Government has invested $9.46 million in genetics research aimed at preventing glaucoma blindness, through personalised treatments.


Aged Care Access to Support Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

24 November 2017

Media release

The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, MP has released the findings of a review into how aged care services for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities are working around Australia.


Improving Aged Care for LGBTI Senior Australians

23 November 2017

Media release

The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, MP has released the findings of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Aged Care Strategy Review.


Building Resilience: Festival of Indigenous Rugby League 2018

23 November 2017

Media release

The Australian Government will partner with the National Rugby League (NRL) to promote mental health awareness and support services as part of the 2018 Festival of Indigenous Rugby League.


New Aged Care Facilities to Support Seniors in Grafton

21 November 2017

Media release

Major extensions of the Whiddon Grafton aged care facility will immediately benefit senior Australians living in and around Grafton.


Donatelife ‘Save of The Cup’ Trophy Salutes Gift of Life

21 November 2017

Media release

At the final of the Westfield Football Federation Australia (FFA) Cup, Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, will award the ‘DonateLife Save of the Cup’ trophy to the best goalkeeper of the 2017 series.


A place to call home for 60 vulnerable seniors in the Central West

20 November 2017

Media release

A $14.7 million Australian Government aged care investment in the Central West of New South Wales means that 60 senior Australians who have been living rough, or are disadvantaged and at risk of homelessness now have a place to call home.


Opening Address to the National Conference on Incontinence

16 November 2017

Speech

The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP presented the opening address to the National Conference on Incontinence on 16 November 2017.


Dementia expansion as Government maintains Central West aged care focus

15 November 2017

Media release

A major expansion of residential care in Lithgow for people with dementia is on track for completion, as the Australian Government maintains its strong commitment to Central West aged care.


Farm "work" a bonus for Cedarbrook Aged Care Residents

14 November 2017

Media release

Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt AM has praised the innovative approach taken by one of Australia’s newest residential aged care facilities, officially opened at Mudgeeraba in Queensland.


Minister congratulates award winners for media coverage of positive ageing

14 November 2017

Media release

Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, has today congratulated the recipients of the Older People Speak Out Awards (OPSO), which recognise the work of the Australian media in promoting positive ageing.


Aged care influenza reviews released

13 November 2017

Media release

The Australian Government released detailed reviews of aged care homes in Victoria and Tasmania that suffered deadly influenza outbreaks this winter, which revealed poor facility management and low staff vaccination rates.


Time to Give Thanks to Organ and Tissue Donors and Their Families – DonateLife Thank You Day

13 November 2017

Media release

Sunday 19 November is DonateLife Thank You Day, dedicated to honouring living and deceased organ and tissue donors and their families across the nation.


Darwin Suicide Prevention Focus on Communication, Youth

10 November 2017

Media release

Resolutions from the third meeting of the Darwin steering committee of the National Suicide Prevention Trial include measures to increase youth empowerment, extend communications and map a safer future for local people.


$12 Million NT Investment Aims to Save Lives and Close the Gap in Indigenous Health

10 November 2017

Media release

The Australian Government will fund nine landmark Northern Territory medical research projects worth over $12 million, aiming to save children’s lives and help close the gap in Indigenous health.


$2.8 Million Investment Towards Aged Care Evolution

07 November 2017

Media release

The Australian Government will invest $2.8 million in detailed business case planning for a major project to further develop and improve My Aged Care, Australia’s aged care gateway.


Strategy to guide North West age-friendly communities and job creation

07 November 2017

Media release

A new strategy has been released aiming to create age-friendly communities across the Pilbara and the Kimberley, while encouraging more seniors support services and greater local employment in aged care.


First Australians conquer NYC marathon

06 November 2017

Media release

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, have congratulated the latest squad of Indigenous Marathon Foundation runners on conquering the legendary New York City Marathon.


Ice dependence, chronic disease among targets of North Coast health blitz

06 November 2017

Media release

Ice dependence, mental conditions, suicide prevention and chronic disease are among the targets of a $9.1 million funding investment, from 2016-17, from the Australian Government, aiming to improve Indigenous health across north-eastern New South Wales.


New aged care workforce taskforce to focus on safety and quality

01 November 2017

Media release

The Australian Government has announced an expert taskforce to develop a wide-ranging workforce strategy, focused on supporting safe, quality aged care for senior Australians.

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