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Older Australians are already bamboozled by a complex home-care system. So why give them more of the same?

by Stephen Duckett and Hal Swerissen, Grattan Institute More than a million older Australians need care at home each year. More than 1000 agencies provide...

Pharmacists needed in aged care settings to improve quality of life for residents: PSA

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia is renewing its call to the Federal Government to fund pharmacists embedded into aged care facilities, to improve medicine management and overall quality of life for older Australians.

AACC report reveals confidence in aged care reform process low

It's six months since the release of the aged care royal commission's final report, and confidence among those in the sector that proposed reforms will be implemented is low.

‘Fed up’ aged care workers nationwide endorse strike action

Aged care workers have made an unprecedented commitment to pursue protected strike action if their claims for a decent wage, more care time and more respect are not met by employers.

Cash-prize competition open for new ideas to help our CALD elders deal with isolation and loneliness

Australian Multicultural Community Services is offering cash prizes for fresh, innovative ideas on how to best tackle isolation and loneliness in older Australians.

Government seeks to explain aged care restrictive practice act amendments as concerns and objections voiced

Proposed amendments to federal aged care legislation will prevent legal challenges to residential aged care facility providers implementing restrictive practices, where consent has been given prior. Aged care advocates have concerns. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Lack of detail in new aged care legislation hugely problematic, unions tell Senate committee

Australia's aged care crisis has worsened since the royal commission into the troubled sector with staffing a major issue, unions have told a Senate committee examining new legislation stemming from the royal commission.

Deep-dive into the opinions of 109,000 aged care employees provides invaluable feedback

A new large-scale, longitudinal research project is providing an unprecedented insight into the perspective of aged care workers across the country.

New NARI paper calls for widening spread of aged care support

Australia needs to shift away from a rationing model to a needs-based system of care for the elderly, similar to the way general health care works, according to a new position paper by the National Ageing Research Institute.

New pilot trial to provide ‘comprehensive overview of the quality and safety of care being delivered in aged care’

A national consortium including the Registry of Senior Australians, the University of Queensland and PricewaterhouseCoopers, is set to launch a nationwide pilot to trial new quality indicators in aged care, as part of the Government’s response to the final recommendations made by the aged care royal commission.

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