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Young and old compete for sporting glory

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 5th October 2019 -  Canberra’s oldest citizens have been going for gold in the town’s annual sporting competition, walking away with more than a medal around their necks.  The sporting carnival, hosted

The Aged Care Royal Commission is an opportunity to permanently eliminate the need for young people to enter residential aged care

Luke Bo'sher, Tuesday, 10th September 2019 -  Ahead of giving evidence at the Aged Care Royal Commission hearings in Melbourne this week, Luke Bo’sher outlines his key arguments around why young people end up in aged care and what

Aging with Dignity

Andrew Cairns, Tuesday, 16th April 2019 -  How can we do better to reverse the unsettling trend of loneliness gripping elderly Australians, asks Community Sector Banking CEO Andrew Cairns. To some, the thought of retirement

Government pledges to remove young people from nursing homes

Luke Michael, Friday, 22nd March 2019 -  The federal government will help young people with disability in aged care facilities to move into homes of their choosing, as part of a new national action plan. Social Services Minister

Therapy chickens bring joy to aged care home

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 15th March 2019 -  A pet chicken might sound like an unusual choice of a therapy pet, but staff at a Brisbane aged care home are hopeful some new clucky arrivals will help fight off loneliness and depression

Social Care Cuts Leaving Older People in England Without Support

Luke Michael, Friday, 11th January 2019 -  Unfair social care assessments are leaving vulnerable older people in England without appropriate support to live a dignified life, a Human Rights Watch report says.   The not for

SA Urged to Embrace Co-Op Model to Fix Aged Care and Disability Worker Shortages

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 5th December 2018 -  South Australia should embrace the cooperative business model to fix problems in the state’s care sector, according to a leading UK social entrepreneur.   Dr Guy Turnbull, EY’s

Time’s Up: Issues Faced by Young People in Residential Aged Care

Contributor, Tuesday, 30th October 2018 -  La Trobe University Professor Jacinta Douglas examines how young people with disability end up in aged care, and how we can change these people’s lives for the better.   When someone

Concerns Over Wait Time For Home Care Packages

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd October 2018 -  Aged-care groups are questioning the effectiveness of the federal government’s home care funding boost, saying more needs to be done to address the long periods people are waiting

Improving the Ethics of Disability Care

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 26th September 2018 -  A new vocational training program putting ethics at the heart of disability care aims to protect the National Disability Insurance Scheme from the sorts of abuses recently uncovered

Greens Call to Extend Royal Commission to Disability Sector

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 19th September 2018 -  Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John says he “will not rest” until the aged care royal commission is expanded to cover the disability sector, despite concerns this would “dilute” the

Disability Advocates Question Scope of Royal Commission

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th September 2018 -  The social sector says it welcomes the establishment of a royal commission into aged care, but disability advocates are dismayed ongoing calls to address abuse affecting the broader
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