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Aged Care

Whistle-blower family welcomes aged care recommendations

When Barb Spriggs found her husband lying on the ground of the Oakden aged care facility with two nurses standing either side of him she knew something had to change.

Aged Care

It starts with the fundamentals: adequate staffing, adequate food

After almost two dozen public reports and inquiries into aged care in Australia since 1997, will this be the one to achieve the goal?

Aged Care

Government releases five-year road map to fix a 'national disgrace'

The federal government has delivered its 'initial' response to the aged care royal commission's findings, with a renewed focus 'not on the provider and on money, but on the individual'.

Aged Care

Aged care, death and taxes after the royal commission

The governor-general was handed the aged care royal commission report on Friday. It will be made public in the coming week.

Federal Government

What you say about the state of aged care

Your views on how governments are failing our most vulnerable.

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.

Aged Care

What do Australians really think about ageing and aged care?

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has released new research about Australians’ attitudes towards ageing and aged care.

Aged Care

Residential aged care findings ‘horrendous’, says GP

A new report reveals only 1.3 per cent of Australian aged care residents are in facilities with ‘best practice’ staffing levels.

Aged Care

PM pledges $537m to aged care, but is it a band-aid fix for a deeply flawed system?

Mr Morrison made good on promises that he made earlier in November, delivering $537 million to improve a system that the commission branded “unkind and uncaring” and “a shocking tale of neglect”.

Aged Care

Waiting is not an option for older Australians, says CHF and CPSA

Thousands of older Australians will have to wait up to 12 months to receive safe and quality aged care, as the present government suggests, says the Consumers Health Forum (CHF).

Banking & Investment

ACCC to go ahead with new banking royal commission

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says it will go ahead with planning a controversial new inquiry into the banking sector regardless of government concerns about the probe and without approval from Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.

Aged Care

Residential and in-home aged care ‘needs urgent redesign’

The aged care royal commission has been told that about 16,000 Australians – 44 per day – died while waiting for a home-care package in 2017-18, even though they had received approval.

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