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MEDIA RELEASE: Doctors and aged care staff must stop improper use of antipsychotic and psychotropic drugs to restrain residents

24 July 2019
COTA Australia is demanding both doctors and aged care staff stop the widespread abuse of nursing home residents, who are among our most vulnerable citizens, after yet another study, revealed one in three aged care residents is chemically restrained through antipsychotic and psychotropic drugs.

MEDIA RELEASE: Welcome relief on pension deeming rates – Council on the Ageing will continue discussions with government on improving the process in future

15 July 2019
Australia’s peak body and leading advocate for older Australians, COTA Australia, said today’s announcement of a reduction in deeming rates used for the age pension income test will be welcome news for over 600,000 part-rate age pensioners.

MEDIA RELEASE: Aged care consumers encouraged to assert their rights as new Aged Care Quality Standards and Charter of Rights commence

30 June 2019
New protections for older Australians receiving aged care services will come into effect tomorrow, and the peak advocacy body for older Australians, COTA Australia, is urging all people receiving aged care not to hesitate when it comes to asserting their rights and making decisions about their care.

MEDIA RELEASE: National Aged Care Alliance commends Labor for indicating its aged care priorities, calls on the Government to announce its plans

14 May 2019
The National Aged Care Alliance (NACA), a coalition of 52 national organisations in aged care, commends Labor for committing to invest in the aged care workforce, however is disappointed by the lack of real and decisive action by both major parties to get aged care right for everyone.