More than 400,000 Australians are estimated to suffer chronic wounds at any given time, with the condition costing the system more than $3.5 billion. Coviu, the Federal Government's video telehealth platform of choice, is being funded to develop an innovative digital solution for wound care. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
The contents of a new qualitative report from the Older Person’s Advocacy Network paint a picture of a system that has a long way to go in realising the recommendations of the royal commission. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
Volunteers are often the lively and uplifting heartbeat of an aged care facility and at Carinity Clifford House in Brisbane, one such selfless soul has been raising the spirits of those around her for as long as anyone can remember.
For older Australians, especially those with hearing or cognitive impairment, Covid-19-induced face mask-wearing has caused widespread breakdowns in communication. Allysa Dittmar's transparent mask invention ClearMask, is bringing human connection, empathy, and comfort back into healthcare. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
HESTA, the largest superannuation fund to Australia's health and community services sector, says it's disappointed that the last Parliament sitting day for the year has ended without progressing legislation that would fix a super loophole that sees those earning less than $450 a month with an individual employer miss out on super contributions.
Dementia Australia Patron Ita Buttrose AC OBE is encouraging all Australians to show their support for people living with dementia by participating in one of the 19 Memory Walk & Jog events planned for the 2022 series.
A pen pal system between Woy Woy South Public School on the NSW Central Coast and nearby residential aged care facility HammondCare Woy Woy has allowed students and the home’s residents to swap pictures, stories and jokes during some of the most strict of lockdown conditions. BIANCA ROBERTS reports