The Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia today called on all governments to move swiftly to implement in practice today’s decision to rapidly accelerate vaccination of all aged care workers and its “in-principle disposition” to move to mandatory vaccination requirements ASAP.
The ‘Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes during COVID-19’ has been released by 13 aged care peak bodies and consumer advocacy organisations. The Code creates a nationally consistent approach that ensures residents can receive visitors while minimising the risk of spreading COVID-1
A new COVID-19 hotline (FREECALL 1800 171 86) will help older Australians get the critical information they need to stay healthy and safe during the pandemic, providing an accessible one-stop source for personal support, questions and up-to-date guidelines.
Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia today advised all older Australians to heed government advice, announced by the Prime Minister tonight, to stay home to the maximum extent practicable and to take very careful precautions when outside their home.
Today’s announcement that the Federal Government will drop the deeming rate and provide new payments to people on income support, as well as time limited measures to support self-funded retirees, will come as welcome news for older Australians, older Australians peak body Council on the Ageing (COTA
Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia and the Australian Government today released an information resource to give specific information to older Australians and a clear place to find practical information and strategies for mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations.
Some aged care providers are using the new restrictions for visitors to residential aged care facilities as an excuse for unacceptable restraint on the rights of residents and families to be treated with compassion and respect says the Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia, the peak body for older
The peak body for older consumers today congratulated Woolworths for initiating measures to ensure older Australians have greater access to groceries during the current COVID-19 health emergency, and thanked Coles for following suit.