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: COTA Australia welcomes appointment of first Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner

24 October 2018
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.

Submission to the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care on the Aged Care Royal Commission Terms of Reference

30 September 2018, COTA Submissions
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.

MEDIA RELEASE: Royal Commission welcome but must not delay action on urgently needed reforms already in train and in the wings

16 September 2018
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.