Submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s inquiry on the Interfaces between the aged care and the health care system

6 December 2019, COTA Submissions
The Royal Commission has identified that in its upcoming hearing to be held in Canberra 9 – 13 December it will investigate the interfaces between the aged care and health care systems. COTA believes improvements to the interface between healthcare and aged care systems are essential.

MEDIA RELEASE: New $537 million aged care package a strong down payment towards improved aged care

25 November 2019
The Federal Government’s response to the Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care, including a funding injection of $537 million, has been applauded by COTA Australia as an important step forward, but a plan to urgently reduce home care waiting times is still missing from the equation.

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: 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.  

MEDIA RELEASE: Older Australians in desperate need of care don’t count in either Leader’s vision for Australia’s future, or even the present, while they die waiting.

9 May 2019
The absence of any mention of aged care in last night’s Leader’s Debate is profoundly offensive to the more than 125,000 older Australians, and the more than 1,000,000 members of their families, waiting for a home care package, many of whom die while waiting.