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MEDIA RELEASE: COTA’s calls for choice and control reinforced by new home care research

30 January 2020
Older Australians want more choice and control over their home care, clear information about fees and quality, and independent advice to help navigate the system, according to new research hailed by COTA Australia as further proof of the need for stronger consumer rights to be built into aged care.

MEDIA RELEASE: MYEFO confirms aged care commitments but structural aged care reforms must continue in next Budget

16 December 2019
Today’s MYEFO statement will facilitate current aged care reforms while the Aged Care Royal Commission continues its work, but major structural reform is needed to fix the aged care system so it works properly.

MEDIA RELEASE: Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report provides Government the mandate to commence transformation by December MYEFO

31 October 2019
Australia’s peak body of older Australians, Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia, today congratulated the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety on its “Interim Report: Neglect”, which has recognised not only the neglect of older people within the aged care system, but also the neglect

MEDIA RELEASE: First reduction in Home Care wait lists is good news but waiting times remain totally unacceptable and action is essential

18 September 2019
COTA Australia welcomed the first ever reduction in numbers of people waiting for Home Care Packages (HCP) but said there are still far too many older Australians waiting more than 18 months for care, while around 43 per day die while waiting.