The aged care royal commission and its findings are “brilliant” because it will lead to a better system like it did in Britain, a conference on ageing hears.
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Ramping up education among children and rolling out more intergenerational programs will help address negative attitudes about ageing and ageism, aged care stakeholders tell an industry conference.
Embedding pharmacists, tackling ageist practices, removing inequities and doing more to welcome pets in residential aged care are among recommendations in recent submissions to the royal commission.
Aged care providers, peak bodies representing services, seniors and experts in ageing, and individuals from the media and academia are among a diverse group spearheading a campaign to counter age discrimination in Australia.
Rather than stigmatised, decline needs to be recognised as part of a life-course approach to ageing well, writes Felicity Chapman.
Fears about ageing prevent people from ageing well, but those fears are based on falsehoods, according to research released this week.