Aged Care

Minister says landmark home-care reforms are on the way

Details of “landmark reforms” to help elderly people age at home will be announced soon, Minister for the Aged Ken Wyatt has revealed.

Aged Care

Abuse at an aged care facility prompts spot checks

Nursing homes will no longer receive advance warning of audits by the regulator in a bid to prevent the type of abuse of the elderly that was unearthed at the scandal-plagued Oakden facility.

Mental Health

Professor blames lack of support for high elderly suicide rate

Elderly men feel like they no longer contribute to society and a lack of resources is seeing them commit suicide at twice the rate of teenagers, according to a leading health professor.

Aged Care

What to do if you have a concern about aged care services

Arranging the right aged care services is just the first step, with monitoring them on an ongoing basis a necessity. But what do you do if something isn't quite right?


No vaccination – no pay

A tightening of legislation will see parents who refuse to have their children immunised lose up to $15,000 in Family Tax payments and childcare rebates.

Leave seniors alone

Every couple of weeks or so, I turn on the TV to find what I would call one of the biggest constant media bashups. ‘Senior or Elderly driver loses control of car and shouldn’t have been on the road’ – this is the normal headline every time a news crew is able to get to the scene of a crash and interview people who saw it happen.

Plates for older drivers

Yesterday on mornings with Neil Mitchell on the 3AW radio network the issue of plates for older drivers. This was raised after a ‘Senior Citizen Mark’, currently implemented in Japan, was sent in to the program.


The myths that persist

Despite dramatic improvements in the quality of hearing aids, they continue to be the subject of myths and misunderstanding.