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The future of aged care

The future of aged care

Source:  Aged Care Insite  30 October 2012

Following a number of government reports on the sector, we have polled providers, nurses, staff and others to find out what they think is needed. By Louis White

Australians are ageing and the trend is not about to stop any time soon. By 2050, there will be more than 3.5 million people needing aged care services.… Read more

Living outside the city is proven better by a country mile

Living outside the city is proven better by a country mile

Source: The Advocate Coffs Coast – 30 October 2012

LIVING in the country as you age is better for your health than living in the city, according to new research.

Academics from the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Health Sciences have found that aging Australian city-dwellers are more likely to suffer from non-infectious chronic diseases such as type two diabetes, arthritis, cancer and asthma than their rural counterparts.… Read more

Benchmarking survey time

Benchmarking survey time

Australian Ageing Agenda  25 October 2012

The accountancy firm, Bentleys is once again seeking submissions for itsannual aged care survey measuring financial and operational wellbeing in the aged services sector

The 2012 Bentleys Aged Care Survey marks the 18th year for the business benchmarking tool that seeks to inform industry stakeholders – including private and not-for-profit providers, financial institutions, government and others – about the key national issues and opportunities facing the sector.… Read more

Positive thinkers live longer

Positive thinkers live longer

Source:  Australian Ageing Agenda

New research presented today demonstrates a link between an older person’s attitude to ageing and their mortality.

“A negative self-perception of ageing increases your risk of dying earlier by 12 per cent and risk of cardiovascular event by 34 per cent,” said Dr Kerry Sargent-Cox from the ARC Centre for Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR).… Read more

Older Working Australians need a new start too

Older Working Australians need a new start too

Source:   The Punch.com.au   By:  Ian Yates 

 

When you think of the long-term unemployed, it is unlikely that the first image that comes to mind is of a grandparent.

If experience is essential, he’s your man!

Yet the reality is that over a quarter of people on Newstart Allowance are in their fifties and sixties, and one third of the long-term unemployed are in these age brackets.… Read more

People should pay for aged care: Survey

People should pay for aged care: Survey

Source:   Seven News

Some 92 per cent of Australians believe people should pay part of the cost of their own aged care if they can afford it, a survey reveals.

The Menzies-Nous health survey, released on Tuesday, suggests the federal government is on the right track with its plans to overhaul the aged-care sector, Nous Group senior adviser Gillian McFee says.… Read more

Favourable shift in health care options?

Favourable shift in health care options?

Source:  Australian Ageing Agenda 23 October 2012

Almost twice as many people think the health system is working well now compared to four years ago and most Australians agree the public should contribute to their aged care costs, according to the results of a report released in Melbourne today by the Menzies Centre for Health Policy and the Nous Group.… Read more

Getting the message out there

Getting the message out there

Source:  Aged Care Insite Oct/Nov 2012

Providers have to know who their consumers are and make use of good marketing tools, including the internet. By Reeni Ekanayake

For people in communication roles, aged care is one of the most interesting and challenging environments in which to work. There is a high degree of political intervention, government regulation, workforce organisation and consistent media attention.… Read more

Turning grey into gold

Turning grey into gold

Source:  Aged Care Insite  Oct/Nov 2012

People are working longer and the public’s attitude to the elderly is changing, says the head of the new Panel on Positive Ageing. By Amie Larter

The stigma around aged care and the costs associated will be greatly reduced if seniors become more active in the community and therefore a reduced burden on young taxpayers, says Everald Compton, chairman of the recently formed Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing.… Read more

Research and Debate in your own lunchtime

Research and Debate in your own lunchtime

Source:  Australian Ageing Agenda  October 19 2012

The Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG), Australia’s largest multidisciplinary professional association of people who work in, or have an interest in ageing, has launched a new series of educational webinars.

The program, which commences on Monday 29 October, has been developed to enable a wide range of people working in and around the ageing sector to participate in thoughtful, high level educational events, regardless of their location.… Read more

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