Many people in nursing homes already suffer from isolation, neglect and lack of human engagement. They need the human touch – in person.
Here’s how to go about raising issues with the relevant person or authority to improve aged-care standards for you or your loved one.
Caring work hasn’t been properly valued for a century, in part because it is thought of as women’s work
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.
Only 4% of for-profit aged care providers are in the highest quality tier.
It’s time to rethink these physical environments with peoples’ fundamental human needs at the heart of design.
Despite improvements, the aged care sector is currently under extreme pressure. The serious effects of isolation and neglect are potentially as severe now and more widespread than in 2020.
There will need to be substantial increases in staffing across the sector in the next two years.
Prime Minister Morrison and Trade Minister Birmingham sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement in November 2020, Canberra.
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement prevents signatories from tightening regulations, except in specified sectors — and aged care hasn’t been named as one of those exceptions.
Australian Tax Office.
If we want the latest health care, disability care and aged care, we’ll have to be prepared to pay for it.
Examining the records of 2,900 nursing homes we’ve found no evidence that where there’s more competition there’s better care or lower prices.
We have a long tradition of royal commissions in Australia — dating back to before federation. But we know from bitter experience they can fail to generate change.
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.
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.
Governor General David Hurley receives the report of the aged care royal commission from Commissioner Lynelle Briggs at Admiralty House in Sydney, Friday.
One in two Australians aged over 70 will die in an aged care facility, but we don’t think it will happen to us.