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Where are all the men?

There are new efforts to encourage older men to use community care services, reports Megan Stoyles The state government and COTA NSW are concerned that not enough older men are using home and community services so they have begun a ...

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Eyes on the opposition

Coalition says it will be revising its aged care policy in the lead up to the next election, reports Darragh O Keeffe With the government having released its long awaited aged care reforms, the focus of many key players has ...

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Call to act on ageing prisoners

Older inmates have very different needs to younger people in the nation’s jails, especially for end-of-life care. Megan Stoyles reports. The number of prisoners in Australia aged over 65 is rising more rapidly than the same age group in the ...

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Consumers, providers pour over reform detail

The detail of the government’s aged care reforms is coming to light and stakeholders are discussing the impact. Natasha Egan and Darragh O Keeffe report. The dust has settled. Following the announcement of the government’s aged care reform package, Living ...

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Leaders deny rorting claims

Industry representatives refute statements by the federal minister about over-claiming and say that it is more a problem of too much paperwork. Ruth Callaghan reports. More than one in five claims under the Aged Care Funding Instrument have been downgraded ...

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Reforms a good start, says sector

The increase in home care has been welcomed by consumers and providers, but the cap on residential beds has been criticised. Darragh O Keeffe & Natasha Egan report While the government’s long-awaited reforms to the aged care sector don’t go ...

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Love longer, care better

Behind all the government rhetoric is a clear message: they need us to age at home with a partner and, hopefully, we pay for it. By Michael Fine. Who would have thought it? After setting world records for poor communication, ...

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NDIS advocates rally across Australia

People with disabilities and their carers call on government to fully adopt the national disability insurance scheme People with disabilities, carers and supporters are rallying across Australia today to campaign for a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Organisers of the ...

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