News tagged with Aged Care

Aged Care Royal Commission is underway

Aged Care Royal Commission  

The Aged Care Royal Commission has just announced it will be holding a public forum in Bendigo on 5 March 2019. Commissioner Lynelle Briggs AO will attend. See here for ... ...

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Aged Care Royal Commission commences witness hearings

Aged Care Royal Commission  

The Aged Care Royal Commission commences witness hearings today. COTA Australia CEO, Ian Yates, will be one of the three witnesses this afternoon. A live broadcast of Yates’s hearing will ... ...

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10,000 new home care packages great news – but $320 million funding for residential age care should be tied to staffing

 

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Looking Ahead series

 

COTA is hosting a series of four workshops in partnership with The Department of human Services’ Financial Information Service (FIS). Each session focusses on a topic related to retirement. Come ... ...

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Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety – Information Session 8th February 2019February 8 -

 

null This event is now sold out but will be live streamed on our Facebook page Are you or someone you care about accessing services in the aged care sector? Have ... ...

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COTA hosts Aged Care Royal Commission info session

Aged Care Royal Commission  

COTA Victoria will host a consumer information session about the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety next Friday, 8 February, for people wanting to know more about the inquiry and how they can participate. ...

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Aged Care – trying to find a pathwayOctober 11 -

 

Arranging subsidised help at home for yourself or a loved one can be challenging. Hear the first-person account of speaker Kirsty Chalmers’ journey through the system as she supported her ... ...

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COTA Australia welcomes terms of reference for Royal Commission, but cautions against delays to urgent reforms

 

Leading seniors advocacy group, COTA Australia, today welcomed the official establishment of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and the development of the Letters Patent (Terms of ... ...

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COTA Australia: 5 urgent fixes needed in aged care right now

 

Australia’s peak advocacy body for older Australians COTA Australia today outlined the five priority fixes that need to occur in the near future to address well documented failures in aged ... ...

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Royal Commission must review penalties for abuse in aged care, and appropriate methods of monitoring potential abuse

 

The Aged Care Royal Commission must investigate an appropriate range of penalties for neglect, excessive restraint and abuse in residential aged care and the need for more effective monitoring of ... ...

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Royal Commission must review penalties for abuse in aged care, and appropriate methods of monitoring potential abuse

 

The Aged Care Royal Commission must investigate an appropriate range of penalties for neglect, excessive restraint and abuse in residential aged care and the need for more effective monitoring of ... ...

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Four Corners highlights unacceptable breaches of aged care standards and professional and medical standards

 

Appalling incidents of neglect and system failures in aged care catalogued by the ABC highlights the need to continue reforms to protect older Australians in nursing homes, says Australia’s peak ... ...

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12 months on from Tune Review Report government needs to finish the job of aged care reform

MEDIA RELEASE On the one year anniversary of the Tune Review Report into aged care being handed to government, COTA Australia, the leading advocacy organisation for older Australian, is calling ... ...

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Tax avoidance by for-profit aged care companies

 

A new report presents preliminary analysis demonstrating how for-profit aged care providers use known loopholes in the system and cleverly disguised corporate structures and tactics to maximise operating income and ... ...

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Aged care wait lists an “unacceptable problem”

 

The volume of people waiting for a Home Care Package in Australia is “an unacceptable problem” according to Ian Yates, CEO COTA Australia. “There are a lot of people who ... ...

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Your Choice, Your Life

 

COTA has received funding from the State Trustee Australia Foundation to help gain a better understanding of your needs and what you do to have a ‘good life’. This is ... ...

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Extra home care packages and other welcome aged care measures will provide relief for older Australians

 

MEDIA RELEASE 9 May 2018 Australia’s leading seniors’ advocacy organisation, COTA Australia, has welcomed 20,000 new high-level home care packages for older Australians over the next four years and measures ... ...

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Federal Budget 2018 – welcome commitment to better planning for an ageing population and aged care

 

Image courtesy of https://www.pmc.gov.au Australia’s leading seniors’ advocacy organisation, COTA Australia has welcomed the Federal Budget as a positive step towards preparing for and supporting an older population and capitalising ... ...

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Older Australians welcome stronger, streamlined aged care quality and safety agency

Australia’s leading advocacy body for older Australians and aged care consumers, COTA Australia, has welcomed the Government’s announcement, reported in media overnight, that a new streamlined Aged Care Safety and ... ...

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Breaking the loneliness cycle in aged care

 

Residential aged care facilities should be well placed to tackle issues of loneliness and isolation due to communal living, availability of caregivers to support health needs, unrestricted timeframes for visitors ... ...

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