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Why words matter when we talk about age

Discrimination on the basis of age is illegal in Australia, but we still see prejudice reflected through the way we use language and communication, according to the executive director of the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI), Professor Briony Dow. “What ...

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Digital transformation an ‘ongoing journey’

Digital innovation has been at the forefront of discussions around aged care reform and planning for the future ageing population. But Dr George Margelis, the chairman of the Aged Care Industry and Technology Council, is warning against innovating too fast.   He ...

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Care robots: safe or unethical?

As care robots gain momentum in the global aged care industry, experts are raising ethical concerns over the potential impact of replacing human companionship with technology. “Once you begin to have robots that do things that humans do increasingly well, ...

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