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.
A new podcast series has been launched to celebrate and acknowledge the lives of the least spoken about older generation of seniors, the series creator tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Australia needs a national strategy to increase affordable housing supply, better regulate the private rental market and provide support services that can help older people at risk of homelessness, a housing advocate tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
A national plan to tackle elder abuse is welcome, but action is urgently needed now, writes Geoff Rowe.
A new evidenced-based tool allows aged care providers to gain insights into their residents’ experiences of aged care through a six-question survey.
The design of environments, products and services needs to be considered from the perspective of all older Australians and particularly those with financial and time constraints to ensure all seniors can lead an active life.