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.
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.
Australia’s leading older persons advocate, consumer peak body COTA Australia (Council on the Ageing), has welcomed the launch today of the new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, which combines and replaces the former Aged Care Quality Agency and the Aged Care Complaints Commission
Australia’s leading senior’s organisation, COTA Australia, welcomes the appointment of Janet Anderson as the first aged care quality and safety commissioner, tasked with leading the independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission that launches on 1 January 2019.
COTA Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide suggestions for the development of the Letters Patent (Terms of Reference) for the announced Royal Commission into the Quality and Safety in Aged Care.
COTA Australia, today welcomed the Royal Commission into aged care for the spotlight it will throw on the challenges facing aged care over the next two decades, but warned it must not delay significant reforms now underway and in the wings to improve safety and quality safety for older Australians.
Australia’s peak consumer body for older Australians today welcomed Federal Government announcements this morning to strengthen protections for 1.1 million older Australians receiving aged care services.