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Virtual reality brings new experiences to people in residential aged care

People in aged care have little chance to get out and see the wider world, but with virtual reality (VR) they can experience the...

An interesting look at the future of aged care which may...

Aged care is labour intensive; wages are often the largest single expense of aged care operators. Robots might take off some of the workload,...

Ensuring older generations will be well cared for

Australian seniors are on the cusp of a new era of unprecedented attention, care and big-time funding. Years of disgrace, maltreatment and abuse have...

Interesting survey response to what Australians think about ageing

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety engaged Roy Morgan to conduct a national opinion survey of 10,000 Australian adults.  The survey asked...

Helping older people cope with pets and keeping them with their...

POOPS (Pets for Older People) is all about keeping pets with their people. Pets provide older singles in particular with companionship, a purpose in...

Joint research project to bring pet robot ‘puppy’ to aged care...

Aged care residents in Perth will soon welcome MiRo, a robotic pet or ‘petoid,’ as part of a research project collaboration between Curtin University,...

Research shows positive or negative attitude impacts illness recovery

The positive or negative thoughts that people living with chronic illnesses such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease have about their illness impacts their...

Aged care review timing extended

The Turnbull Government is extending the timeframe for the Review of National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes.   Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt AM said the...

Home care system needs more work to prevent failure

The Federal Government’s consumer-directed home care program has a risk of failing, despite almost universal support for it among older people, according to National...

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