While alternate solutions to reform challenges have been provided by the two Commissioners, COTA Australia does not see this as any barrier to commencing urgent reform. Both Commissioners argued for major transformation of our aged care system.
COTA Australia says the WHO Global report on Ageism released today, which highlights the prevalence of ageism globally and makes key recommendations for how to combat it, is as relevant in Australia as it is anywhere else in the world.
Our new aged care system must tip the scales towards the individual and give older people genuine self-determination. That means control over the culture, choice of care and service delivery, and full transparency from providers.
The final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety released today places the onus on the Morrison Government to address systemic issues with home care, nursing home regulation, staffing and transparency, Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia has said.
The future of retirement income policy is up for discussion and debate tomorrow at Council on the Ageing’s (COTA) National Policy Forum, where politicians from both sides of the aisle, industry experts, academics and advocates will delve into the findings of the Retirement Income Review.