UniSA researcher Dr Renly Lim has won a Young Tall Poppy award in this year’s prestigious prize for young scientists. A NHMRC early career fellow at UniSA’s Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre, Lim is addressing some of the harms caused by medicines by working with residents in aged care, their carers and health professionals.
Financial experts are encouraging pre-retirees to sharpen their financial skills as a new report from the University of South Australia shows that 31 per cent of older Australians (aged 55+ years) feel insecure about their financial futures, particularly amid the current pandemic.
A new facility to be constructed in South Australia as part of an innovative health and education hub, is set to be Australia’s first residential care home purposely built to limit the spread of infectious viruses such as COVID-19.
Thorough hand washing and sanitising are now second nature thanks to COVID-19, but a new study has also highlighted the dangers of open toilet lids, uncovered rubbish bins and defective plumbing drains in spreading infections in public washrooms.
One in five South Australians will experience an unplanned hospitalisation or emergency department presentation within 90 days of undertaking an aged care assessment, according to new research by the University of South Australia and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.
A spot of sunshine, a love of nature, and a desire to make a difference – it’s a simple combination, but together, these three elements could be key to improving physical activity, health, and wellbeing of older South Australians.