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Funding community-based, in-home palliative care could ease hospital burden

More funding for in-home palliative care services is urgently needed as the number of Australians requiring palliative care increases.

Medicine-related harm in older patients a major public health concern: new review

A review into medicine safety and preventing avoidable medicine-related harm in older patients has found it is very much a major public health concern that requires further research.

Designer Pound working to ensure future generations enter their older years with dignity

Annabelle Pound is a key member of human-centred design firm, Designit. She and her colleagues believe that in order to deliver true quality of care for elders across the nation, providers must move away from the ‘one-size fits all' approach. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Melb Design Week portrait exhibition showcases good design features for healthy ageing

At a Melbourne Design Week 2022 narrative portrait exhibition by Monash University’s Rehabilitation, Ageing and Independent Living (RAIL) Research Centre and the National Centre for Healthy Ageing (NCHA), ways to design for ‘civic good’ are being championed to empower people to ‘design the world they want’.

Govt pledges $3.7m to boost UniSA’s aged care training in Port Lincoln

The Federal Government has announced it will provide $3.7 million to UniSA to create a training site in Port Lincoln encouraging nursing and allied health students to pursue a career in aged care.

Poor social health a predictor for cardiovascular disease: new study

A recent study by Monash University has found that among healthy older adults, social isolation and low social support are strong predictors of overall cardiovascular risk.

New report finds governments across the world are not prepared for rapidly ageing global population

In the face of a rapidly ageing global population, governments, health services, and other institutions are not prepared for this demographic shift, according to a new report.

‘Precision Aging Network’ formed to research our increased cognitive decline as we age

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are part of the newly established Precision Aging Network, which will focus on how and why individuals experience aging differently.

The oncoming baby boomer-created Population Shock and how it’s set to turn aged care on its head

Population growth, especially in the older cohort, will be one of the great public policy challenges of this century. A new book by former deputy secretary of the department of immigration Abul Rizvi reveals that without significant planning and reform, our health systems will struggle to cope.

The reality of high-rise loneliness during COVID-19

Macquarie University researchers have gained a unique insight into the experience of high-rise living during COVID-19.

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