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Community attitudes towards the health system have improved significantly over the last four years. Community attitudes towards the health system have improved significantly over the last four years. Sarah Reid

Australians give an upbeat diagnosis of health system

More than half of the Australian population believe they’re in very good to excellent health, have a high level of confidence in the health system and support the policy direction that the federal government’s…
Depression isn’t an inevitable part of ageing. Depression isn’t an inevitable part of ageing. Elderly man image from Shutterstock.com

Why it’s time to properly diagnose and treat depression in aged care

As the baby boomers approach older age, the number of Australians aged over 65 is projected to rise from around 14% to 24% by 2056. Given that not even a massive influx of immigrants would reverse this…
Aged-care residents are among the most vulnerable in our society, with many reliant on pensions. Aged-care residents are among the most vulnerable in our society, with many reliant on pensions. Kariobinja/Flickr

It’s complicated: why aged-care funding is still a problem

Recent media reports have highlighted an anomaly in residential aged-care funding in Australia: that day-to-day operations of facilities are governed by both Commonwealth and state government policies…
We need to set the foundations now for a healthy future of aged care nursing. We need to set the foundations now for a healthy future of aged care nursing. KarleQuin

Who’ll care for us in old age? It’s time to get the nursing workforce into shape

Life expectancy in Australia is at an all-time high: pre-school-aged girls can expect to live to 84 years, around five years longer than their healthy brothers. By 2041, the 65-plus age group is expected…
Post-budget analysis has largely ignored the government’s achievements in aged care reform. Post-budget analysis has largely ignored the government’s achievements in aged care reform. Ernst Vikne

Navigating Australia’s bumpy road to aged care reform

Much of the budget analysis over the past week has concentrated on the shuffling of expenditure for 2012-13 back to this financial year in order to achieve a surplus. It’s true that $17.6bn of such transfers…
A fairer and more sustainable system is being proposed. A fairer and more sustainable system is being proposed. flickr/louisa_catlover

Moving in the right direction for better aged care

The Government’s aged care reforms are a landmark for setting valuable directions for better care. It’s the first such major initiative in more than 25 years – but there’s a long and uncertain road ahead…

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