2017 Budget outcome – measures to boost Australian aged care workforce

An important measure from the 2017-18 Federal Budget is the funding being dedicated to establish an aged care industry-led task force to explore short, medium and longer term options to boost the supp...

Appreciate mum by giving the gift of independence – Home Care

Special occasions such as Mother's Day, can be an opportune time to thank your ageing mother, or the mother figure in your life, for all the care, support and strength they have shown you over the yea...

Give the gift of independence this Easter

Special occasions such as Easter, can be an opportune time to thank your ageing parents for all the care, support and strength that they have shown you over the years. It's a chance to think about giv...

Keeping your brain fit to ward off dementia…

While we are bombarded with messages to keep our bodies fit, keeping our brain fit is also very important as we age. Researchers at Stanford University in the United States found that memory loss can ...

Virtual reality technology helps give greater understanding of dementia

Dementia carers will be able to see the world through the eyes of a person living with dementia, thanks to revolutionary new virtual reality technology being rolled out in training courses in NSW....

Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease now possible with eye camera

Researchers at two Australian universities are the first in the world to receive a specialised eye camera, which could make it much easier for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease....

Continence management for the elderly living at home

There are many products which can assist with issues such as continence management and wound care for elderly people still living in their own homes....

Living independently at home with allied health support…

Being able to stay independent and in their own homes for as long as possible is the wish of many older Australians. Oxley Home Care works in conjunction with a number of allied health support service...

Accessing Home Care after 50…

Aboriginal Australians can access aged care services, including Home Care Packages (HCP), from the age of 50, rather than from 65 years of age for non-Indigenous Australians....