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Leading health experts will today call on governments to change how they approach and deliver health services to older Australians, in response to a World Health Organization (WHO) report highlighting the need to shift the focus away from emergency departments to preventative and coordinated health care programs.
Leading seniors advocate COTA Australia today welcomed the first major party's policy on ageing Equality and Compassion: Supporting older Australians by the Australian Greens, that includes commitments on more choice and control in aged care, improving mature age work opportunities and providing funds for dementia and palliative care.
Leading seniors' advocacy organisation COTA Australia has welcomed Aged Care Minister Sussan Ley's announcement today of dedicated funds for specialist dementia care units and dementia friendly communities.
Leading seniors advocacy organisation COTA Australia has welcomed the Coalition's policy to protect older Australians from abuse as a great first step toward a fully multi-partisan national strategy for prevention of elder abuse.
In deciding how they will vote on 2 July, health care and the economy will be the key drivers for older Australians, according to a national survey by Australia's leading seniors advocate, COTA Australia.
Australia's peak seniors and community sector organisations today urged the Prime Minister to stand firm on the Government's commitment to deliver the fairer superannuation system announced in the 2016 Budget.
COTA is a leading member of the National Aged Care Alliance, a coalition of 48 organisations in aged care, which has launched a campaign demanding an end to the system that means too many older people miss out on the care they deserve.
An alliance of 48 aged care groups will today launch a national campaign to put aged care on the election agenda after silence from the major parties on how they will address the aged care needs of older Australians.
Leading seniors advocate COTA Australia today urged older Australians to be vigilant to fraudsters and scammers who swindled a reported $21 million from people aged over 55 last year.
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