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Few can pay to stay

Policy is designed to help more Australians live at home as long as possible but cost is forcing many out before they’re ready. We’ve read the stats about how many older people there will be in Australia in 2020. We’ve ...

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CDC funding boost welcome but too late: LASA

A federal allocation of $20 million to support aged-care providers transitioning to the consumer directed care (CDC) model will do little to rectify the problems expected to affect consumer services in the program’s early weeks, a key industry body has ...

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Samuel rips AFR dementia story

An article published recently in the Australian Financial Review characterised many Alzheimer’s suffers in aged care as “feral geriatrics” who were “mad, bad and dangerous to know”. This has sparked a call for greater understanding of those battling the condition. ...

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China trade deal’s impact

The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) was signed by the minister for trade and investment, Andrew Robb, and the Chinese commerce minister, Gao Hucheng, last week. The signing has been welcomed by Australian aged-care providers with a presence in China. ...

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Gender affects the ageing experience

People of different genders can have vastly different experiences of later life, and this should be recognised to ensure people from all genders have the same opportunities as they age, leading advocates have said. This will be the focus of ...

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SA Government targets elder abuse

The South Australian Government will pilot a phone helpline and boost training for carers, nurses and other public-sector workers, as part of a push to wipe out elder abuse. The SA minister for ageing, Zoe Bettison, said elder abuse was more common than most people ...

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NDIS ‘magic’ same old trick

The accounting shell game will be alive and well under the incoming scheme – and the most vulnerable Australians will lose. By Michael Fine This is an important time in the development of support for long-term care in Australia. Along ...

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