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New support network stands up for seniors rights

Talking Aged Care

With the support of funding and the nine locations, Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt says the program should immediately provide strong local voices ... “This supports all elderly Australians including those with varied needs who might be living with a disability or dementia, are care leavers, or are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.”

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Concerns for impact of assisted dying law in aged care

Australian Ageing Agenda

“The right of conscientious objection provided by the [bill] is currently limited to health practitioners, but it needs to apply to all staff working in residential aged care services or other aged, disability and community services that may be affected, as well as the organisations providing these services,” Palliative Care Victoria CEO Odette Waanders

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Views sought on promised specialist dementia care units

From Government Media release 30 November 2017

The Australian Government is seeking community input on how to best implement planned new Specialist Dementia Care Units (SDCUs) for people living with severe behaviours associated with advanced dementia.

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New resource to evaluate quality of residential care

From Australian Ageing Agenda 1 December 2017

A new evidenced-based tool allows aged care providers to gain insights into their residents’ experiences of aged care through a six-question survey.

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Government urged to redirect unspent funds to address home care queue

From Community Care Review 1 December 2017

Industry peak Leading Age Services Australia is proposing the government consider utilising unspent home care funds – estimated to be in excess of $200 million – to help alleviate the urgent need for additional packages.

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