A national strategy and investment in safe, secure and affordable housing is needed to support an increasing number of older women in Australia, writes Debbie Georgopoulos.
The action plan to support older people from diverse backgrounds helps providers identify how to deliver more inclusive and culturally-appropriate services, writes Mary Patetsos.
An aged care provider and client share their perspectives on inclusive aged care and the action plan for people from diverse backgrounds.
A aged care provider and client share their perspectives on inclusive aged care and the action plan for people from diverse backgrounds.
A new toolkit has been launched today to help culturally and linguistically diverse aged care recipients tell their stories in any language to the aged care royal commission.
An emphasis on vague goals like building momentum and safeguards in the national plan to tackle elder abuse would be better replaced by targeted funding of proven local services, writes Myfan Jordan.
National peak and advocacy organisations representing aged care and culturally diverse consumers are the latest recipients of aged care funding in the Morrison Government’s post-budget cash splash.
The government has launched the new single charter of rights, which providers will need to sign and give to every aged care recipient in their service.
COTA Australia has raised concerns over the additional time providers have been given to implement the new single charter of rights and is urging organisations to set themselves an earlier deadline.
The government has launched a four-year national plan to combat elder abuse through action in five priority areas including research, education, prevention and the strengthening of support services and safeguards.
A new report indicates a high level of consumer dissatisfaction with home care providers for overcharging, sending out inadequately trained workers and failing to communicate.
The royal commission has heard “significant” concerns about respite care and the effect of the “try before you buy” approach on the availability of residential respite.
Consumer advocacy group COTA Australia has released a position paper setting out what it says needs to be done to fix the aged care system as the sector braces for a royal commission.
Whilst some people receiving the Age Pension can enjoy a decent standard of living, it’s a very different situation for too many other seniors, writes Joel Pringle.