yes, older australians need more home-care funding. but these dribs and drabs only make a dent in the waiting list

Yes, older Australians need more home-care funding. But these dribs and drabs only make...

0
Image: Shuttlestock Aged care in Australia is underfunded. As a consequence, many older Australians don’t have the support they need. Today’s federal government announcement of A$850 million for an additional 10,000 home care packages goes some way...
3 ways to transform our ‘soviet-style’ aged-care mess into a system that puts older australians first

3 ways to transform our ‘Soviet-style’ aged-care mess into a system that puts older...

0
Picture: Shuttlestock Australia’s aged-care system is in sore need of transformation. This is becoming increasingly clear. If the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety — whose interim report was titled Neglect — was not...
7 safety tips to follow for senior travelers

7 Safety Tips To Follow For Senior Travelers

0
Aging is an inevitable phenomenon and affects the life of every person. It involves the weakening of physiological processes and deranges the immune system. Along with this, it impairs your ability to judge and...
the budget must address aged care — here are 3 key priorities

The budget must address aged care — here are 3 key priorities

0
Picture: Daniel Pockett/AAP Australia’s aged care system has produced a litany of failures: unpalatable food, poor care, neglect, abuse and, most recently, the tragedies of the pandemic. This should not come as a surprise. Poor regulation...

View from The Hill: The role of ‘profit’ is the elephant in the aged...

0
Picture: Mick Tsikas/AAP Scott Morrison finds himself besieged on two fronts in the political war over aged care. The royal commissioners inquiring into the sector have made their second sortie within days into the debate,...
only 25% of older australians have an advance care plan. coronavirus makes it even more important

Only 25% of older Australians have an advance care plan. Coronavirus makes it even...

1
Image: Shuttlestock Older adults and those with chronic health conditions share an increased risk of experiencing severe symptoms if they contract COVID-19. But they’re not a homogeneous group. In the event they become very sick, one person...
the government has thrown another $171 million at the problem. but a real plan for aged care has been missing all along

The government has thrown another $171 million at the problem. But a real plan...

0
Picture: Daniel Pockett/AAP As deaths in aged care continue to rise, the community may find the Morrison government’s announcement of an additional A$171.5 million to boost its response to COVID-19 in residential aged care reassuring. The package...
world elder abuse awareness day 2020

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020

0
Relationships Australia – working with families to negotiate the complex issues related to ageing and to reduce incidence of the abuse of older people across Australia. Monday 15 June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day,...
state-by-state: how australia’s new coronavirus rules will affect you

State-by-state: how Australia’s new coronavirus rules will affect you

0
Image: Shuttlestock A suite of new measures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have been announced by federal and state governments in the last 24 hours. We’ve collated the regulations in an infographic...
why are older people more at risk of coronavirus?

Why are older people more at risk of coronavirus?

0
Image: Shuttlestock As we learn more about COVID-19, it’s increasingly clear that your risk of severe illness and death increases with age. Children under nine years of age seem to be largely unaffected, either with no or...