The Federal cabinet has given the green light to the promised $300m zero-interest loans for areas of “high need”.
Senate Inquiry finds a ‘significant minority’ of older Australians in financial distress and recommends a review of the base pension.
The Shadow Minister for Ageing has called on the Federal Government to commit to the CAP beyond June this year, warning the industry will lose millions if it doesn’t.
The Royal District Nursing Service in Melbourne has opened a new, centralised telephone customer service centre.
The Federal Government has ‘guaranteed’ to provide supplements for carers and seniors in this year’s budget but Carers Australia and COTA say it’s not enough.
The Government has announced it will appoint the first ever Commonwealth chief nursing & midwifery officer in April.
The Minister for Ageing visits Tasmania to announce the state’s results from last year’s ACAR round, promising an announcement soon on the new position of ‘Ambassador for Ageing’.
The 16-member Dementia Advisory Group met for the first time this morning at Kingscliff, NSW, where the Minister for Ageing announced $9 million in dementia research grants.
The Austrralian and ACT Governments have announced a $1.9 million boost to HACC funding in the capital territory.
The new Minister has announced her intention to “toughen” the police check requirements for aged care staff members, claiming the current system is “inadequate”.
Craig Thomson raises aged care staffing shortages in his maiden speech to Federal Parliament.
The Minister for Ageing has announced new guidelines for responding to infectious outbreaks in residential aged care facilities.
The Federal Government has boosted the Utilities and Seniors Concession Allowances but single age pensioners continue to feel the pinch.
The bill to enact Securing the future and the responses to its ‘unintended consequences’ was rushed through the lower house yesterday in the shadow of the PM’s apology.