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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.