Aged Care, Retirement Living and Disability Support Blog

Dr Norman Swan explores the COVID-19 impact on aged care in the future

Dr Norman Swan explores the COVID-19 impact on aged care in the future
Physician and ABC producer, journalist and broadcaster, Dr Norman Swan, expressed the need for costly changes in a fragmented and ill-working aged...

Winners announced for LASA's 2020 Excellence in Age Services Awards

Winners announced for LASA's 2020 Excellence in Age Services Awards
Industry peak body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) has announced the winners for the 2020 Excellence in Aged Services (EIAS) Awards at the ...

NDIS overhaul to give easier access and make system less complex

NDIS overhaul to give easier access and make system less complex
A new package of reforms to the NDIS has been announced by the Government in response to the recommendations made in the 2019 Tune review of the NDIS Act. 

Government is enforcing face masks for aged care workers in Melbourne hotspots

Government is enforcing face masks for aged care workers in Melbourne hotspots
Since the latest statewide lockdown of Victoria, the Federal Government is requiring all aged care workers in COVID-19 hotspot areas of Melbourne to wear face masks to protect themselves and their residents from the coronavirus spread.

Body Massage Gun - The Benefits of Usage

Body Massage Gun - The Benefits of Usage
Being in my 40's this has been great to: Relieve muscle stiffness and soreness, promote blood and lymph circulation. For those of us that are 40+, retirees or  athletes, it can accelerate recovery after workout and exercise injury. For personal use, it is a physical therapy gun, which can improve the overall health of the body’s soft tissues, prevent inflammation caused by adhesion between the fascia and muscles. 

Government commits further funding to aged care

Government commits further funding to aged care

The Federal Government has just announced a $563.3 million boost to the aged care sector's response to COVID-19, following ongoing criticism over management of the sector that cares for Australia's most vulnerable.

Extreme sports for extreme seniors!

Extreme sports for extreme seniors!
  • If you are physically fit and mentally prepared, then you are ready to go!
  • Extreme sports do require you to have some level of fitness, you might have to prepare and train beforehand
  • Your insurance may not cover you for extreme sports, so make sure you aren't going to be caught out if there is an accident

Supported residential living offers people with disability independence

Supported residential living offers people with disability independence

SPONSORED STORY: People living with disability want independence and support when they need it, but have previously told the Disability Royal Commission, they are often stuck in residential aged care facilities.