There is overwhelming support among not-for-profit aged care providers for the establishment of an independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, a new survey shows.
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With numerous reviews, inquiries and changes slated for 2018, AAA presents a helpful guide to navigating the aged care year ahead.
There needs to be a united approach to shift the current psyche from awareness to action and reform, writes Geoff Rowe.
The Turnbull government has announced it will fund a national elder abuse prevalence study, increased training for professionals and the public and a new elder abuse peak body.
Work is already underway within government on the Australian Law Reform Commission’s proposals, says Age Discrimination Commissioner Kay Patterson.
Australia’s law reform body has recommended strengthening protections for seniors in aged care including a more extensive scheme for reporting and investigating alleged incidents.
The government will next week release a key review into Australia’s laws protecting older people from abuse that could see sweeping changes to mandatory reporting of alleged assaults in aged care.