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Industry seeks certainty on dementia scheme

Industry leaders want a decision before the end of the year on a program to replace the Dementia and Severe Behaviours Supplement. Without something definite by then, they argue, there is a risk of losing focus on setting policy. Alzheimer’s ...

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Australia’s Utopia moment is here

Recent policy looks more like brilliant satire than effective change. By Michael Fine. I don’t know if you watched the brilliant satire Utopia on ABC recently. It is a wonderful tongue-in-cheek Australian series in which Rob Sitch and his gang ...

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The Baby Boomers are coming

As the post-WWII generation starts to enter residential care, six issues loom large for providers. By John Kelly. Australia’s population is ageing and as a society we need to examine how we will cope with a rising number of older, ...

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Senior residency report scuttles myths

A report that looks into where seniors live in NSW was launched at State Parliament House in Sydney yesterday. Chief executive of COTA NSW Ian Day said the 50+Report – compiling the findings of COTA NSW’s 2014 state-wide consumer survey ...

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Fifield: consumers should drive market

Should government be a policeman or a banker when it comes to aged care? That’s the question the assistant minister for social services posed at a Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) event yesterday. “What are the expectations we ...

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Turning grey into gold

The rapid ageing of the population is an alarming development but with the right planning and technology it can be a chance for tremendous growth and gains for all. By Everald Compton People are growing older and many fear old ...

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ACSA forum puts workforce front and centre

How will Australia get the staff to look after the elderly population? Should migration be increased? Should there be an increase in spending on education and support? Should more money be put into developing good leadership in the sector? These ...

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