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More needed for Increasing Choice in Home Care

From Talking Aged Care 30 November to 6 December

Australia’s severe lack of home care support and the need for more work to be done on the rollout of the Federal Government’s Increasing Choice in Home Care (ICHC) program has once again been highlighted in new research released by an aged care peak body


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New support network stands up for seniors rights

Talking Aged Care

With the support of funding and the nine locations, Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt says the program should immediately provide strong local voices ... “This supports all elderly Australians including those with varied needs who might be living with a disability or dementia, are care leavers, or are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.”

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Concerns for impact of assisted dying law in aged care

Australian Ageing Agenda

“The right of conscientious objection provided by the [bill] is currently limited to health practitioners, but it needs to apply to all staff working in residential aged care services or other aged, disability and community services that may be affected, as well as the organisations providing these services,” Palliative Care Victoria CEO Odette Waanders

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Views sought on promised specialist dementia care units

From Government Media release 30 November 2017

The Australian Government is seeking community input on how to best implement planned new Specialist Dementia Care Units (SDCUs) for people living with severe behaviours associated with advanced dementia.

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New resource to evaluate quality of residential care

From Australian Ageing Agenda 1 December 2017

A new evidenced-based tool allows aged care providers to gain insights into their residents’ experiences of aged care through a six-question survey.


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