In a new report, we outline four important steps the government must take to achieve real change in Australia's aged-care system.
Remaking aged care in Australia starts with embracing people-centred design. Instead of the institutional model with its focus on restraint, we need to understand and design for people's needs.
A Liberal male staffer masturbating on a female MP’s desk is merely a symptom of something very wrong in the Liberal Party’s attitudes to women, not the sum total of it.
New research suggests many Australians are supportive of a levy to improve the aged care system.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Patrica Sparrow on the Royal Commission into Aged Care.
Michelle Grattan discusses the findings of the royal commission into aged care with ACSA CEO Patricia Sparrow.
Many Australians come to the end of their life while living in aged care. But damningly, the aged care royal commission found many residents have worse palliative care options than those living elsewhere.
Disappointingly, however, this report gives the government room to pick and choose recommendations as the cabinet likes.
After two years, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has handed down its final report .
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Aged-care workers earn little more than the minimum wage. Yet their job goes far beyond cleaning and caring. It's time to take a leaf out of the nursing profession's book and encourage more career prestige.
Two residents in a Brisbane aged-care home were given a higher dose of the Pfizer vaccine than recommended. Here's what might have happened – and how we can reduce the risk it will happen again.
Aged-care residents will be among the first to receive the Pfizer vaccine when the rollout begins next week. For some, the process of consenting to the vaccine could raise ethical questions.
Whether an employer can insist on vaccination as a condition of employment is an ambiguous legal question, as shown by two recent unfair dismissal cases.
Publishing hospitalisation data is a good start. But ultimately we need information about each aged care facility's performance to be publicly available.
Professional home care for the elderly in Ghana has been ignored.
In Ghana, adult children are straining to care for their aged parents and there is an increasing sense that government needs to step in.
The most important changes in Scott Morrison's limited reshuffle are centred on two vital and controversial issues that will severely test the government in coming months.
The federal government has announced A$850 million for 10,000 additional home-care packages, as part of $1 billion for aged care. Here's why that's not nearly enough.
The government will inject a further $1 billion into aged care, most of it for home care packages, in Thursday's budget update.
The royal commission into aged care has opened a priceless window for reform. A Grattan Institute report says this requires more funding, local accountability, and a louder voice for older Australians.
Super-spreader events typically have the 'three Vs" in common: indoor venues, poor ventilation and vocalisation. But many buildings frequented by the public lack ventilation or the means to monitor it.
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If Australia created more age-friendly neighbourhoods — which really are more liveable for everyone — then we wouldn't have to rely so heavily on underfunded, substandard aged-care homes.