VIDEO: From the need for an ageing plan for Australia to the importance of standing up for disadvantaged clients, aged care leaders discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the sector.
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New funding streams to ensure the viability of rural and remote aged care services are among the measures aged and community care providers would like to see in the forthcoming Budget.
Seniors deliver a range of messages to aged care providers and policy makers in a series of interviews featured in a new research study that asked older people what was important to them as they aged and what it felt like to be getting older.
Correctional authorities admit they face issues from an ageing population following the Victorian shire of Ararat calling on the Victorian state government to construct Australiaâ€™s first purpose-built gaol for elderly criminals.
Yesterday’s Workforce Compact may have been worked on by the sector’s trade unions and employer peak bodies, but industry opinion about its impact is divided.
Allied health provider, HealthStrong, has just launched a new telehealth subsidiary company, forging ahead with plans to provide its services via video conferences to facilities in rural and remote locations.
Rod Young says the industry is delighted that the ACFI continues to increase subsidies to match the increasing acuity of residents, but one provider thinks it’s nothing to write home about.
The Senate has launched the first ever full-scale inquiry into Australia’s palliative care system. With broad terms of reference now set, PCA expects that no stone will be left unturned.
When Bill Shorten introduced the government’s legislation to increase the superannuation guarantee from nine to 12 per cent yesterday, he also made one other, more surprising announcement.
A delegation from Australia’s largest network of aged care providers went to Parliament House yesterday to help keep the momentum for aged care reform going, and stick up for those who the free market won’t help.
If aged care workers want wage increases, they shouldn’t rely on the Australian industrial relations system to deliver it, says one of the sector’s main trade unions.
Mark Butler dialled AAA this morning to assure the sector that not one aged care resident will be worse off after next July as a result of the carbon tax.
A panel of key industry commentators gives the government a few pointers on what must happen next.
Christmas may be around the corner but soon enough, so too will be the NSW state election. COTA NSW calls upon political candidates and voters alike to consider the issues now and make older people an election priority.