Home Aged Care

Aged Care

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.

Blind and Vision-impaired Australians over 65 Need a Fair Go Too!...

Learn about how disabled people over the age of 65 are treated under the My Aged Care system compared to the better NDIS.

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?

Looking for a nursing home place for your parent with dementia?...

Six keys things to consider when faced with the responsibility of finding the right nursing home for a parent with dementia.

New Australian Government funded service supports carers

New Australian Government service supports carers & website details.

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.

Myth-Busting – Four rumours about home accessibility

An accessible home is a home like any other, and requires attention to style, design, comfort and function like all houses.

Helping your disabled parents with aged care

Editors Note: The My Aged Care system is also relevant to those who are aged over 65 and hence their disability needs will be...

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.

Disability and Ageing Research

Details of some recent research on disability and aging that is currently free to access rather than being paywalled.

Parliament passes laws enacting 2017 reforms re My Aged Care

Update on legislation concerning My Aged Care system for elderly disability care.