The number of older people in Australia accessing specialist homelessness services (SHS) has increased by over a third since 2012/13 to 23,600 clients, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
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An increase in people living with dementia has seen a spike in demand for carers with diverse language and cultural skills as people with dementia revert back to their birth or native tongue.
A new adult colouring book specifically designed for older people will support them to join millions worldwide who have discovered the joy and wellbeing that comes from colouring and mindfulness books.
One in three Victorians feel uncomfortable in talking with people living with dementia according to a national phone survey released today by leading aged care provider, HammondCare.
Leading aged care provider, HammondCare today released an Environmental Position Statement (EPS) which outlines plan to achieve a 10% reduction in energy and waste by 2022.
Dr Stephen Judd has been appointed to a Federal Government expert Taskforce to develop a wide-ranging workforce strategy, focused on supporting safe, quality aged care for senior Australians.
A new book from HammondCare Media throws the spotlight on the importance of lighting design and access to daylight in boosting the health and wellbeing of older people and people with dementia.
A $2 million Federal Government grant will equip GPs and other clinicians working in primary and chronic care settings with the skills to initiate conversations about advance care planning and to screen for palliative and supportive care needs.
For Australian palliative care nurse, Janelle Sanderson, the opportunity to attend St Christopher’s Academy on a fully funded scholarship presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. St Christopher’s Academy course is held twice a year at the hospice’s Education Centre in Sydenham, South East London.
A new pain recognition app that assesses pain levels in people with dementia is set to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of pain. The new app, called PainChek™ has specific application for people with dementia who have challenges with verbal communication to improve their quality of lives.
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