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.
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Aged care providers that effectively engage with the older people using their services will be better placed to compete in the care market and support consumer direction, says a top researcher in the field.
Researchers and policy analysts Patricia and Don Edgar have written a new book showcasing the active and valuable contributions made by older Australians and calling for a rethink on how society understands ageing.
Aged care services and consumers have just three weeks to make submissions on the design of future aged care advocacy services, with the government this morning announcing the consultation period is open.
Dagmar Parsons takes over from Michael O’Neill as chief executive, while the consumer peak has also appointed Sarah Saunders to the new role of chief advocate to ramp up lobbying.
State seniors peak body COTA Queensland has launched a weekly podcast focusing on topical issues affecting older Australians.
The government has accepted that a national program of advocacy services for aged care consumers is needed, but has held off on deciding which providers will deliver it.
A second edition of a book that aims to help those seeking to get the best possible outcome from aged care has been published to reflect the new changes since 1 July.
Understanding the experiences of people living with dementia has the power to bring about the greatest change. I hope by speaking out I can break down some of the stigma, writes Kate Swaffer.
In the process of trying to put people first in policies and planning for aged care, we’ve ended up with a dry economic term that is impersonal, transactional and smacks of a Thatcheresque, reductionist view of the human condition, writes Stephen Judd.
Market research commissioned by Bupa Care Services confirms consumers want the aged care system to be simpler and easier to navigate.
Are voters really prepared to sell or mortgage the family home to pay for aged care? Despite what COTA Australia says, two other consumer groups have surveys that say, ‘No.’
Minister for Mental Health, Ageing and Social Inclusion, Mark Butler, was grilled by journalists in Adelaide on the weekend about aged care reform, but gave almost nothing away about the government’s budget plans.
The common themes that emerged from public consultations hosted by Minister Mark Butler and COTA Australia will sound familiar to many people close to the aged care industry.