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Tag: older people

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I’m getting older, how can I prevent falls?

Image: Shutterstock Falls are common. Each year one in every three people aged over 65 will fall. Around one in ten falls lead to serious injury. Most of us...

Older Australians on the tough choices they face as energy costs set to increase

Image: Shutterstock Australian aged care policy and programs are increasingly focused on what’s known as “successful ageing” – helping people feel satisfied, happier and healthier as they age. The...

How good design can make aged care facilities feel more like home

Image: Shutterstock The stark difference between an aged care “home” and a real home has been laid bare by the COVID pandemic. Residential aged care buildings...

Safe at home? We need a new strategy to protect older adults from violent crime

  Picture: Shuttlestock Compared to younger homicide victims, older homicide victims are more likely to be women who die in their own home at the...

Why we should prioritise older people when we get a COVID vaccine

Shuttlestock While we wait for further results from phase 3 trials, it’s clear that supply of any potential COVID vaccine would initially be limited. Local authorities...

Beer, bongs and baby boomers: the unlikely tale of drug and alcohol use in the over 50s

Baby boomers who drink and take drugs risk a range of physical and mental problems that younger substance users don’t necessarily face. If you...