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What the Oakden inquiry teaches us: COTA

COTA Australia has this week praised the Senate’s interim report into South Australia’s Oaken aged care facility, and says it highlights the urgent need to stamp out toxic cultures and systemic failures in the sector. Chief executive Ian Yates said there ...

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Put pets on the aged care agenda: peak

Animal Welfare League Australia (AWLA) has urged the aged care sector to embrace pet-friendly services to help older adults remain with their own animals for as long as possible. Citing its 2017 Pets in Aged Care Study, the group said only 18 ...

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Be careful what you wish for this Christmas

What can we learn from overseas experience with care markets? For those interested in developing Australian aged care into what the Aged Care Roadmap has termed “a consumer-driven market-based system”, it is time to look to the US. This market has ...

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