News feed: National

Royal Commission must review penalties for abuse in aged care

 

COTA Australia media release 25 September 2018 The Aged Care Royal Commission must investigate an appropriate range of penalties for neglect, excessive restraint and abuse in residential aged care and ... ...

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Aged Care Royal Commission welcomed but must not delay action on reforms already in train

 

Peak older persons advocate, COTA Australia, today welcomed the Royal Commission into aged care for the spotlight it will throw on the challenges facing aged care over the next two ... ...

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Ellen Fanning Talks to Experts about Elder Abuse

 

Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson, former High Court judge Justice Michael Kirby, and CEO of the Australian Banking Association Anna Bligh are just three of the many experts who talked ... ...

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COTA welcomes appointment of key ministers for older Australians

COTA AUSTRALIA MEDIA RELEASE 27 AUGUST 2018 COTA Australia has welcomed the reappointment of Greg Hunt as Minister for Health and the reappointment of Ken Wyatt AM as Minister for ... ...

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Do you need help discussing difficult issues with your family?

 

Elder mediation and counselling can help families resolve complex challenges related to ageing. Relationships Australia Tasmania’s Elder Relationship Services provide a safe, respectful and listening environment. They help families discuss ... ...

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Funding boost to fight elder abuse welcomed by older Australians

Australia’s peak older person’s advocacy body, COTA Australia, today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement it will provide $2 million in extra funding support for the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) ... ...

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LGBTI and dementia

 

Dementia Australia has released new dementia resources to better support people living with dementia who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI). These resources have been designed to help ... ...

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My Health Record

 

This year the Australian Federal Government is expanding the My Health Record system to all Australians, unless they say that they don’t want one. My Health Record is a digital ... ...

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Abuse of older people: A community response

 

This year’s 5th National Elder Abuse Conference in Sydney attracted 560 people from around Australia. Immediately afterwards, 70 representatives across multiple sectors actively participated in the development of a report ... ...

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Extra home care packages welcomed

Extra home care packages and other welcome aged care measures in the 2018 Federal Budget will provide relief for older Australians. COTA Australia has welcomed 20,000 new high-level home care ... ...

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