Aged Care News feed

Support on the way for socially isolated Sri Lankan seniors in Victoria


A program to connect socially isolated seniors from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds in Melbourne's eastern metro region is expanding its reach to support seniors from a Sri Lankan background.

Churches of Christ in Queensland welcomes new CEO


Church and community services organisation, Churches of Christ in Queensland is welcoming growth with the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Paul Scully.

Focusing on a silent issue


Speech Pathology Week 2017, running from 20-26 August, is focusing on ‘Communication Access: everyone gets the message' a topic that Curtin University’s Associate Professor Janet Beilby says is very much relevant to older Australians accessing speech pathology …

Industry professionals come together for biennial Palliative Care Conference


The upcoming Australian Palliative Care Conference in Adelaide is set to see the best of the industry take to the stage in a number of informative and ‘not-to-be-missed’ presentations.

Older South Australians show they are ‘Young at ‘art’


Artwork of South Australian aged care residents is once again on display as part of the South Australian Living Arts (SALA) festival.

Antimicrobial use in aged care homes identified as a ‘key issue’


A recent report into the antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in Australia has once again highlighted that aged care homes are among one of the most at risk areas for overprescribing and resistance.

First South Australian aged care provider receives Rainbow Tick of approval


ECH has recently received Rainbow Tick accreditation making them the first accredited LGBTI friendly provider in the state, and just 13th nationwide.

Report for review into aged care regulations rescheduled


The Government’s Review of National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes has been extended from 31 August to 29 September 2017.

Timing and coordination the keys to quick-walking oldies


Walking difficulty is often a common condition amongst older adults but results from a new US study show that an increased focus on timing and coordination during exercise could be the key to keeping older adults moving briskly.

Concerns raised over home care package choice


Results from a recent survey of National Seniors members has raised concerns from the consumer lobby group that the Federal Government’s new consumer directed home care program could be at risk of failing.

News from Every Australian Counts

Breaking: is a deal close on NDIS funding?


Treasurer Scott Morrison has announced he will today introduce legislation into Parliament to lock-in full funding for the NDIS, saying he’s confident of securing support from the Senate cross bench.

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365 reasons why the cross bench vote counts


With politicians back in Canberra after the winter recess, 1500 Every Australian counts supporters have emailed our cross bench senators asking them to help break the deadlock over funding for the NDIS.

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Ivory smashed it! 😍😍


A letter from nine-year-old Ivory Clark made national headlines when she spoke up for thousands of children with autism in the classroom.

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New face at the helm of NDIA: The reaction


A new Chief Executive Officer has been appointed by the National Disability insurance Agency (NDIA) to guide the NDIS during its critical transition period to full coverage across Australia over the next three years.

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A new chapter for accessible books in Australia


In good news for avid readers with vision impairment, Australia is on the verge of a braille book boom.

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Why every day counts


This weekend marks one year since the full roll out of the NDIS began. While there are good news stories about improved life outcomes, there’s still a long way to go until the NDIS is the one that was promised for all.

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Just. Wow.


Only one week ago a delegation of Every Australia Counts supporters sat with Senator Pauline Hanson to talk about the NDIS and why we need an inclusive Australia for people with disability. This just makes her comments yesterday even more disappointing.

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The PC has listened and spoken


The Productivity Commission this week released early findings in its review into the costs of the NDIS – and while there is good news about support for the scheme, there are plenty of things to fix.

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A huge day at Parliament House


Every Australian Counts supporters hit Parliament House yesterday to urge our politicians to fully fund the NDIS ASAP. What a huge day it was!

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Every day counts!


Here they are, your 365 reasons why full funding for the NDIS counts every day of the year.

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