Dietitians Australia says it has been pleasing to hear the Prime Minister and Minister for Aged Care voice their commitment to improving food and nutrition as part of their five-point plan for turning aged care around in Australia.
Financial experts are encouraging pre-retirees to sharpen their financial skills as a new report from the University of South Australia shows that 31 per cent of older Australians (aged 55+ years) feel insecure about their financial futures, particularly amid the current pandemic.
On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, we take the opportunity to assess how far things have improved since the aged care royal commission delivered its frightening report on aged care. And how far we have to go. ALARM is bringing transparency and accountability to the sector by providing aged care residents a voice so that their complaints are heard and interests are represented.
A devastating 530 incidences of sexual abuse were reported within residential aged care facilities in the last quarter of 2021. A panel discussion hosted by prominent journalist and feminist activist, Jane Caro, has examined awareness and the stamping out of the sexual abuse of elders across this country. BIANCA ROBERTS dialed in
In his election victory speech, PM Anthony Albanese pledged to “fix the crisis in aged care”. One of the biggest challenges facing the Government is addressing widespread staffing shortages. Only a fraction of aged care homes currently have staffing levels above new minimum ratios that will be mandatory from October next year.
A new type of ‘Quality of Life’ assessment tool developed by Flinders University to provide contemporary and comprehensive measurement of elders' wellbeing, has been put to the test and passed with flying colours. BIANCA ROBERTS reports