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LASA chief executive officer Patrick ReidConfusion over home care fees unfairly tarnishes providers

Leading Age Services Australia, the voice of aged care, rejects allegations that home care providers are over-charging consumers and says that while age services needs greater flexibility and less regulation to meet growing demand, government policies are doing the opposite. Read more

Creating a dementia friendly nation

Latest How people can take small actions to make a big difference for people living with dementia will be the focus of Dementia Awareness Month 2015, starting on 1 September. Read more

Aged Care
Retirement
Let's talk about sex over 60: condoms, casual partners and the ageing body

Let's talk about sex over 60: condoms, casual partners and the ageing body

Over the past few years we’ve seen a dramatic rise in the rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among Australians aged 60 years and older. Rates of gonorrhoea more than doubled in this age group between 2007 and 2011. Rates of chlamydia also rose significantly during this time, mirroring similar trends internationally.

Health
Lifestyle
Tackling the ‘burning issues’ in aged care

Tackling the ‘burning issues’ in aged care

Just last month, a fire engulfed an aged care facility in northern Mexico, killing at least 16 elderly residents in a pre-dawn inferno. It is just one example of the safety threat care homes are experiencing – and Australia is no stranger to the danger.

Boosting mature age workforce participation

Boosting mature age workforce participation

A partnership to boost mature age participation in the workforce has been made between one of Australia’s largest community based seniors' lifestyle and care providers, IRT Foundation, and the Australian Human Rights Commission.

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