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Health & Ageing

Understanding home care packages so you can access them when needed

New research reveals older Aussies lack confidence when accessing home care packages.

Living in retirement

What we can learn from aged care in Asian countries

Asian countries do aged care differently. Here’s what we can learn from them.

Federal Government

Majority of aged care residents don’t feel their needs are met

What it is actually like for people inside the aged care system?

Health news

Do we have the guts to give older people a fair go?

The aged care royal commission shone a harsh light on our woefully inadequate system, but Professor Joseph Ibrahim has some suggestions to fix it.

Federal Government

What you say about the state of aged care

Your views on how governments are failing our most vulnerable.

Federal Budget

Analysts tells why the Budget failed in three key areas

‘Tax changes will disproportionately advantage wealthy Australians now and into the future’.

Federal Budget

Extra home care packages a ‘drop in the bucket’

Almost 60,000 older Australian still left waiting despite extra funding.

Wellbeing

Some aged care homes ‘run like a factory’, industry expert claims

‘Frankly, there are some places … I wouldn't go anywhere near,’ says professor.

Federal Government

Boomers could be asked to sell their home under proposed death tax

Former treasurer Peter Costello urges government to consider controversial age care plan.

News

Paul Keating proposes HECS-style home care funding model

A HECS-style loan could cover home care costs for those who do not want to go into a nursing home, and the costs would be recovered from their estate upon their death.

Federal Government

High-quality care for older Aussies easily affordable: Report

Deloitte Access Economics suggests fixing the aged care system would cost less than one-third of the amount taxpayers are willing to fund.

Staying at home

Older people ageing at home face the highest risks

Those who wish to age at home may not be as safe as they think, according to findings from the aged care royal commission.

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