Sector-level conversations need to filter down in South Africa to ensure the care of the elderly becomes as significant an agenda point as it is for other vulnerable groups in society, writes Femada Shamam.
The Commonwealth-funded Community Visitors Scheme should be enhanced to fund regular home visits by a trained nurse, writes Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward.
Rather than stigmatised, decline needs to be recognised as part of a life-course approach to ageing well, writes Felicity Chapman.
It is the beginning of equal access to psychological services for people with a diagnosed mental health disorder living in residential aged care, write Dr Louise Roufeil and Dr Harriet Radermacher.
The aged care sector must beef up cyber defences, or else risk exposing sensitive client information and substantial fines, writes Garrett O’Hara.
A range of initiatives are in development to ensure older Australians, no matter their cultural background, receive the best aged care possible, writes Mary Patetsos.
A national plan to tackle elder abuse is welcome, but action is urgently needed now, writes Geoff Rowe.
Surely seniors living in residential aged care are among the loneliest because they’re not connected to what matters most for them, argues Ilsa Hampton.
Competition is strong with financiers and investors wanting to support the aged care sector, write Darrell Price and Matt Byrnes.
It’s time for exercise to be normalised for aged care residents, write Louise Czosnek, Dr Tim Henwood and Martin Bending.
The Queensland Government’s new legislation aims to give a new retirement village resident greater clarity about the agreement they are entering into, writes Julie McStay.
The Tune Review was a missed opportunity for a broad debate on financial sustainability, writes Professor Mike Woods.
Aged care in a decade will look very different to now, writes Fiona Somerville, who offers a peek into what the yet-to-be-determined future may hold.
No-one likes the idea of losing their independence, but for Forgotten Australians the prospect of being re-institutionalised is terrifying, writes Boris Kaspiev.