Australia’s peak older persons advocacy body, COTA Australia, has welcomed the Morrison Government’s announcement of an additional $553 million in aged care funding included in today’s Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO).
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 outlined the five priority fixes that need to occur in the near future to address well documented failures in aged care while the Royal Commission into aged care is conducting further investigation of the sector.
COTA Australia today outlined the five priority fixes needed to address well documented failures in aged care that should occur while the Royal Commission into aged care conducts further investigation of the sector.
The Aged Care Royal Commission must investigate an appropriate range of penalties for neglect, excessive restraint and abuse in residential aged care and the need for more effective monitoring of staff, including the use of CCTV cameras, in light of shocking incidents reported by Four Corners.
COTA Australia welcomes today’s introduction into Parliament of the Aged Care Amendment (Staffing Ratio Disclosure) Bill 2018 by Centre Alliance’s MP for Mayo, Rebekha Sharkie, supported by Independent MP for Indi Cathy McGowan.
COTA Australia welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement which will provide $2 million in extra funding support for the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) to continue tackling elder abuse in aged care and the community over the next two years.
COTA regards the draft Standards Guidance as a comprehensive guide to the delivery of the core standards which focus not only on the quality of care and safety standards expected of services, but also on the delivery of services that meet the ‘quality of life’ expectations of consumers and carers.