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Desperate for reprieve but failed by the system

Desperate for reprieve but failed by the system

Aug 19, 2013Campaign News News

CORAL Rizzalli is tired. The 72-year-old has spent her entire life caring for sick and disabled family members and is desperate for some reprieve, but the system is failing her family.

Ms Rizzalli is the full-time carer for her sister, 67-year-old Dawn Steine who has spina bifida, osteoporosis and other heath complications and has been on a waiting list since April last year for full in-home care.… Read more

Alliance calls for end to rationing

Alliance calls for end to rationing

Aug 19, 2013Campaign News News

AGED-CARE providers, medics and professional organisations will join forces today to call on all political parties to commit to end the rationing system that leaves many older Australians without the assistance they need.

In an effort to insert the issue into the election campaign, the 40 member organisations of the National Aged Care Alliance will argue that too many elderly wait too long for care in the home or have to move long distances to get into a nursing home.… Read more

Rod

Rod

Jul 29, 2013Stories
Hobart, TAS

Are you entitled to aged care?

Imagine if you had reached the age at which you qualify for the Australian aged pension and you went into Centrelink and were told “I’m sorry, but you miss out because only 116 people out of every 1000 people of pension age actually get a pension. All the pensions for this area are taken at the moment and you will have to wait until there is a vacancy.”

Obviously this is an absurd scenario – or is it?… Read more

Bed gridlock as aged-care homes fill up

Bed gridlock as aged-care homes fill up

Jul 15, 2013Campaign News News

Dozens of elderly people are stuck in Canberra’s hospitals waiting for places in aged care facilities as homes opened last year reach capacity much earlier than expected.

Care providers say they are caught between blockages in the system and the expectations of residents and their families.

According to ACT Health, there were a total of 52 elderly patients awaiting placement in the public system in mid May, including 29 patients at the Canberra Hospital.… Read more

Me  during John Mackenzie's visit

Flora

Jul 8, 2013Stories

Earlville, QLD

I am following up on my story submitted last year. I have received an income increase of 0.6% and my retirement village fees increased by 5.4%. I am now starting to wonder when, with these increases, I will no longer be able to afford to live in a retirement village.

I thought I was secure and could now relax in my old age??… Read more

Boomers demand more from aged care

Boomers demand more from aged care

Jun 17, 2013Campaign News News

With over 3.6 million people expected to need health assistance as part of the future aged care system, industry stakeholders must discuss the issues posed by an ageing population. By Amie Larter

It was a round-table discussion in 2012 that began the dialogue. Just Better Care convened a meeting to bring together the private sector and government to sit down and discuss what they believe would be the biggest issues facing the aged care industry.… Read more

Aged care bills – now for the Senate

Aged care bills – now for the Senate

Jun 5, 2013Campaign News News

Intensive lobbying from aged care providers and other stakeholder groups for a range of amendments to the five aged care bills currently before the parliament has been rewarded with a number of recommendations making it into the report of the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs’ inquiry into the five aged care bills which underpin the Government’s Living Longer, Living Better [LLLB] reform package.… Read more

Partnership in education

Partnership in education

Source:  Australian Ageing Agenda  11 December 2012

The Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency has joined forces with aged care industry peak bodies in NSW, Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory to offer the Understanding Accreditation course to association members.

The Understanding Accreditation course is a practical toolkit for aged care facilities, organised and run by the Accreditation Agency.… Read more

New continence management tools

New continence management tools

Source:  Australian Ageing Agenda  11 Dec 2012

An online information sharing tool for health professionals about best practice in managing continence has just been launched by the Continence Foundation of Australia.

The Australian Continence Exchange (ACE) provides resources on continence management consolidated from a range or sources around the world for health professionals to access and a platform for them to share ideas.… Read more

Depression increases hospitalisation risk

Depression increases hospitalisation risk

Source:  Australian Ageing Agenda  11 Dec 2012

Older men suffering from depression are at higher risk of hospitalisation for non-psychiatric conditions, says Winthrop Professor Osvaldo Almeida from the Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing

Strategies that identify and manage older people with depression are needed to prevent hospital admissions and reduce health care costs, says a leading geriatric psychiatry researcher.… Read more

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