COTA regards the draft Standards Guidance as a comprehensive guide to the delivery of the core standards which focus not only on the quality of care and safety standards expected of services, but also on the delivery of services that meet the ‘quality of life’ expectations of consumers and carers.
This Senate Inquiry is on an issue of importance to many older Australians - mobility scooters. Indeed, Scooters Australia claimed in 2009 that the overwhelming proportion of mobility scooter users are in the 70+ age group and in fact, in the previous few years, most purchasers were aged over 80.
COTA Australia provided a brief response to the Department of Social Service's consultation on its Position Paper 'Means Test Rules for Lifetime Retirement Income Streams' released 16 January 2018 and revised 7 February 2018.
COTA Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide written comments to the Inquiry into the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia. COTA Australia is willing to appear before the Inquiry to convey these views.