News feed: National

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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Federal Budget recognises role of older Australians

The 2018 Budget includes important measures to fight ageism in the workforce, tap into the experience of older Australians and provide financial flexibility in retirement, says Australia’s leading seniors’ advocacy ... ...

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Staff flu shots to protect nursing home residents

COTA Australia has welcomed the Federal government’s announcement that residential aged care providers will now be required to make flu shots available to all staff. Visit COTA Australia’s website to ... ...

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National Advance Care Planning Week

 

  If you were unable to speak for yourself, who would you want to speak for you? And more importantly, what health care decisions would you want them to make? ... ...

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Walk Against Elder Abuse

 

WEAAD stands for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which is recognised internationally on 15 June each year. In 2018, COTA Tasmania held walks in Hobart and Launceston, inviting participants to ... ...

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