Every month we round up some of most popular topics covering aged care in Australia on twitter. This August we highlight the problem with turning a blind eye to our older homeless population, the new initiative seeking to tackle dementia, the taxation of aged care workers and more.
The global dementia epidemic
Alzheimer’s Disease International have released the 2015 World Alzheimer Report, finding that an estimated 131.5 people will be living with dementia. You can download the report and view ADI’s key recommendations for combatting dementia by visiting their website.
What one hospital’s negligence says about the state of societies concern for our elderly
Outrage has spread across social media as this horror story for one elderly woman gains traction.
Australian hospitals are falling behind in offering age-friendly care
Stories such as the one above are forcing the healthcare industry to consider it’s obligation to providing quality care to the elderly.
Australian hospitals could learn from many European nations that have embraced age-friendly hospitals. http://t.co/rARzDJLQke
— Linda Sparrow (@sparrow_linda) August 26, 2015
How aged care workers are taxed
Tax time is a little different for aged care workers, as they’re able to claim a long list of deductions related to the industry. Find out how to get the most at tax time in the article linked below.
The problem with turning a blind eye to our older homeless population
Over Homeless Prevention Week (August 3rd – 9th), Australian Ageing Agenda reported on the complex care needs of the elderly as a contributor to the growing older homeless numbers.
— Aussie Aged Care (@aussieagedcare) August 7, 2015
We need research to properly address the issue of falls in dementia sufferers
Falls are a serious issue in older people with dementia, claims a professor in the health industry. Without the right research, a solution is out of sight.