Home | News (page 250)

News

Mundy moves on

ACSA announces CEO Greg Mundy to leave organisation in December. Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) has announced the planned departure of long-standing CEO, Greg Mundy. After 10 years leading ACSA Mundy is leaving in December to pursue other career ...

More »

Education the silver bullet

Study shows information is a powerful weapon in combating depression among the elderly. Education is the key to reducing depression in older Australians, according to a new study from The Australian National University. Professor Helen Christensen and Dr Janine Walker ...

More »

We need two peak bodies: provider

Baptistcare CEO rebuffs Bupa Care Services’ survey finding that the industry should have one peak body. Not-for-profit aged care providers should have their own distinctive voice when it comes to speaking nationally and locally. For-profit and not-for-profit providers have different ...

More »

Supporting the workforce

Government announces new round of scholarships. The Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler has announced a new round of scholarships under the Supporting a Professional Aged Care Workforce Program. “The scholarships available under this program provide aged care ...

More »

Never too old to learn

Internet access should be mandatory in all aged care facilities, says expert. Currently, only a handful of facilities offer internet access to residents, despite the opportunity it presents for mental stimulation, which is closely tied to older people’s mental health. ...

More »

Similar scenario across the Tasman

New review sheds a fascinating light on the challenges facing New Zealand and its ageing population. Up to 20,000 extra residents will require residential aged care in New Zealand by 2026. In the 20 years between 2006 and 2026 the ...

More »

Seniors must earn respect

Debate decides that respect doesn’t necessarily come with age. Being treated with respect is not a basic human right which seniors are afforded automatically. Rather, they must earn respect. This was the conclusion reached at the Great Respect Debate held ...

More »

Public ignorant of osteoporosis risks

Majority of the public do not know the condition can be life threatening, new study discovers. It affects about two million Australians and can lead to death, yet the majority are failing to take steps to protect themselves from osteoporosis, ...

More »