Annabelle Pound is a key member of human-centred design firm, Designit. She and her colleagues believe that in order to deliver true quality of care for elders across the nation, providers must move away from the ‘one-size fits all' approach. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
The EveryAGE Counts campaign and OPAN are calling on the Government to support the development of a new UN Convention on the Rights of Older Persons, claiming the human rights of older people are currently poorly defined and routinely overlooked.
Under the current National Disability Insurance Scheme, those who acquire their injuries after the age of 65 are not eligible for support and instead need to go through the aged care system. Centre Alliance MP Rebekha Sharkie is calling on the Government to strike out the cutoff.
Western attitudes towards ageing, physical and social impediments and impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are some of the factors responsible for high suicide rates in older adults, according to new research from Griffith University.
Australia’s campaign to end ageism, EveryAGE Counts, is calling for urgent change in the wake of new research that has found that older Australians are massively overrepresented in Australia’s long-term unemployment crisis.
On today, the International Day of Older Persons (October 1, 2021), the Law Council of Australia is calling for stronger protections for the human rights of older persons, including increased efforts towards an international Convention on the Rights of Older Persons.
A new report by the Australian Human Rights Commission has found most Australians (90 per cent) agree ageism exists in Australia, with 83 per cent agreeing ageism is a problem and 65 per cent saying it affects people of all ages.