Younger people with dementia are more likely to experience quicker disease decline. But annual NDIS reviews don’t capture their changing needs.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Grattan Institute’s Danielle Wood on election’s thin policy debate
Michelle Grattan speaks with Danielle Wood, the CEO of the Grattan Institute, an independent think tank, where policy experts research and advocate for policies to improve Australians' lives.
When aged care residents are involved with mealtime jobs such as sorting cutlery and laying the table, they are treated like people not task lists.
Labor’s two-party lead has been cut back slightly, to 54-46%, and its primary vote has fallen in the post-budget Newspoll. But Anthony Albanese would have a strong win if the latest poll were reproduced at the election.
Aged care reform remains unfinished business for Labor. It made a start this week but more needs to come.
It’s a paradox. The Morrison government, in deep trouble, has produced a budget that’s shamelessly designed to try to buy votes. But Labor, censorious in its rhetoric, has found itself having to embrace the budget’s central measures.
If elected, Anthony Albanese will deliver a fresh 2022 budget within months. His budget reply speech suggests much of it will be little different.
Opposition leader Anthony Albanese has made comprehensive reform of aged care the centrepiece of his budget reply delivered on Thursday night.
Tuesday’s budget will provide $49.5 million for aged care training for existing workers and people who want to work in the sector.
Only 4% of for-profit aged care providers are in the highest quality tier.
Picture how you’d like to be cared for as an older Australian who needs help. Now compare that to the reality for today’s aged care residents and carers.
It’s time to rethink these physical environments with peoples’ fundamental human needs at the heart of design.
University of Canberra Professional Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Associate Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics
Juniper Chrystal Halliday Residential Aged Care.
Residents being charged for accommodation they can’t fully use and services no longer delivered have nowhere to turn.
During the pandemic, carers reported their loved ones with dementia became more disoriented, restless and withdrawn. And carers themselves experienced poorer mental health.
Word from The Hill: On Scott Morrison’s battle for Religious Discrimination Bill.
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The prime minister has also announced that defence force personnel will be used to support the crisis in aged care.
Richard Colbeck had to face the music this week over attending the fifth test in his home state of Tasmania when he’d told the Senate COVID committee he was too busy working on the Omicron wave spreading through aged care.
Devalued and paid significantly less than nurses, it’s no wonder Australia’s aged care workforce have had enough.
We measured financial literacy among 589 informal carers that substantially helped an older person make a decision about paying for residential aged care. Less than half were financially literate.