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Issues around Aged Care, particularly in terms of disability. This includes the My Aged Care system in Australia which will include disability services for those aged over 65 who aren’t eligible for the NDIS.

Budget 2018 boosts aged care, rural health and medical research: health...

The government has announced A$1.6 billion over four years to allow 14,000 more older Australians to remain in their home for longer through more high-level home care places.

Social care citizens’ assembly omits DPOs from panel of experts

DPOs have raised “deep concerns” about the way the Citizens’ Assembly on Social Care has been organised, and its failure to ensure that disabled people and their user-led organisations will have the chance to influence its conclusions.

Jeremy Hunt’s seven principles on adult social care reform: a new...

Jeremy Hunt’s seven principles on adult social care reform: Are there grounds for optimism, or is this just the latest chapter in a series of models for reform that have failed to make it into practice?

Deeply troubling post-2010 fall in older people claiming disability benefit

The percentage of those aged 65 and over who receive attendance allowance (AA) fell by 22.3 per cent in the six years after the coalition came to power in 2010.

Too many Australians living in nursing homes take their own lives

More than half of nursing home residents suffer from depression, and around 140 of them have taken their own lives (between 2000-2013) while in care, new study shows.

Breaking the stigma around aged care

As we age most of us want to stay in our own homes as long as possible and home care is one fantastic option that allows us to do this.

Proposed focus areas on the NDIS by Australian Human Rights Commission

A discussion paper has been released by the Australian Human Rights Commission stating the areas of focus by the Commissioner for the NDIS.

Govt Urged to Take Action on Aged Care Workforce

With the population aging rapidly the Government must work quickly with the aged care sector to increase the workforce size and training.

New continuity of support information for those ineligible for the NDIS

Finally continuity of support information, policies and procedures have been released for those not covered by the NDIS but currently receiving disability care and support services.

Answering the same questions over and over: how to talk to...

Guidance on how to communicate more effectively with people who have dementia.