The Shadow Minister for Ageing says there is a desperate need to re-consider high care bonds to avoid an aged care funding crisis.
Minister for Ageing, Justine Elliot has pledged to continue to work in partnership with older Australians, aged care providers, unions and consumer groups to improve quality in residential aged care.
The Federal Government has plans to spend up to $500,000 on wound management research to help develop best practice across the industry.
Federal Minister for the ageing has visited a South Australian aged care facility where a recent death highlighted the need for an investigation into appropriate accomodation for people with psycho-geriatric disorders.
Report by Grant Thornton shows falling profits and loss in aged care industry.
Shadow Minister for the Ageing, Margaret May, has raised questions about the experience of the Minister for Ageing’s team and has called for the Government to prioritise ageing on their agenda.
Commonwealth government allocates $7 million for research grants in the fields of complementary and alternative medicine.
The Government restates its commitment to transition care and the industry offers a “ready-made” solution to the acute bed shortage.
The Minister tells Australian Ageing Agenda she will “neither confirm nor deny” whether the CAP will be continued in this year’s budget.
Justine Elliot announces “tough measures” for aged care providers following reports of increasing complaints.
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.