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Council of Elders

OPAN roundtable highlights importance of elder input into aged care policy and reform

A recent OPAN roundtable has highlighted the importance of older people's voices in maintaining pressure on politicians during the election campaign, with the discussion guided by five prominent aged care advocates and members of OPAN’s Older Persons Reference Group. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Reforming home care and making it sustainable into the future – a six-point plan

Writer, aged care support worker/advocate and sitting member of the Council of Elders, Danijela Hlis, has identified six priority areas the Government and home care providers must address in order to truly reform the sector and make it sustainable into the future.

Unions, workers and advocates united in dissatisfaction a year on from royal commission

Representatives from the UWU and the ANMF, alongside a range of aged care workers and advocates, gathered online today to commemorate the one year anniversary of the royal commission final report - and they found little cause for celebration.

Aged care Council of Elders convenes for the first time

The newly established Council of Elders met yesterday and discussed the impacts of the pandemic on senior Australians in residential aged care facilities; and the need for a proactive approach to enabling older people to age well, to continue to be accorded their rights while receiving aged care, and have choice and control over their lives. 

‘We have an opportunity to become a global leader in equitable, quality care’ – Council of Elders delegate Danijela Hlis has high hopes

Slovenian born writer, translator and aged care support worker and advocate, Danijela Hlis, is excited to be amongst the 14 elected delegates to the newly established Council of Elders. She spoke to BIANCA ROBERTS about her hopes for a fair, innovative and inclusive aged care system moving forward.

New national aged care advisory council established

Seventeen prominent Australians will provide expert advice on aged care issues and the implementation of the Morrison Government’s $17.7 billion reform agenda in response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Nominations open for nation’s first Council of Elders on aged care

Nominations are now open for members of Australia’s first-ever Council of Elders – a panel of representatives charged with providing advice and feedback on aged care issues around the country.

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