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It’s time to talk about death, dying and end-of-life care

21-01-2018

There is a saying that in life, there are only two certainties - paying taxes and dying, but despite the inevitability of death, experts say people are still avoiding talking about it and failing to plan their end of life care.

Training your brain can leave you less forgetful

21-01-2018

Many people don’t realise that memory is like a muscle, it must be trained to stay strong.

Collaboration creates change for older women at risk

17-01-2018

Collaboration is proving key for two not-for-profit organisations who have teamed together for the month of January to raise much needed funds to support homeless older women, or those at risk of homelessness, in New South Wales.

Aged care provider opens up ‘The Front Door’ project

17-01-2018

A new dementia friendly initiative has been implemented by one aged care provider in Western Australia with the aim of evoking memories of the facilities 25 residents living with dementia.

Big pharma calls it quits on Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s research

16-01-2018

Criticisms are flowing from national and international peak bodies as they come to terms with the recent announcement by one of the world’s leading drug makers, Pfizer, to end their research into discovering new medications for Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s.

Are you ready to engage our future leaders?

15-01-2018

Generation Y is becoming the largest working generations in Australia, but our aged care industry has a limited representation of younger employees (those under 35) in our workplaces.

Playground for seniors could be key feature in Age Friendly Suburbs

15-01-2018

Canberra could soon become home to an Australian-first after the concept of a playground for seniors was introduced to the ACT Government.

Palliative care patients in pain; new research says

14-01-2018

Calls for “more vigilance” have been made following the release of a new study into palliative care in Australia which reveals high levels of error in opioid administration among patients living out their final weeks.

Aged care provider expands across the border

09-01-2018

Formerly known as an aged care provider exclusively servicing older Australians in New South Wales (NSW), Whiddon Group has just announced their expansion into Queensland with the purchase of Star Gardens’ aged care home and Star Community Care.

Pension recipients subject to new rules

09-01-2018

Legislation boasting new rules and requirements for recipients of the Age Pension and Disability Support Pension (DSP) is currently before parliament prior to being introduced later this year.

News from Every Australian Counts

Welcome WA!

13-12-2017

Fantastic news today from Western Australia – the National Disability Insurance Scheme is finally a truly national scheme.

The post Welcome WA! appeared first on NDIS.

Interview: Senator Jordon Steele John

20-11-2017

Every Australian Counts campaign director Kirsten Deane had a chat to new senator and disability advocate Jordon Steele-John.

The post Interview: Senator Jordon Steele John appeared first on NDIS.

Beating a Path to … Melbourne

16-11-2017

You may remember last month the National Disability Insurance Agency announced that they were making some changes to the NDIS planning process.

The post Beating a Path to … Melbourne appeared first on NDIS.

What you thought of the Productivity Commission’s recommendations

06-11-2017

Last week we asked you to share your thoughts about how to make the planning experience better for NDIS participants.

The post What you thought of the Productivity Commission’s recommendations appeared first on NDIS.

So What Did the PC Say About the NDIS?

24-10-2017

The Productivity Commission report into the NDIS is very detailed – it’s more than 500 pages long!

The post So What Did the PC Say About the NDIS? appeared first on NDIS.

EAC Supporters Say NO Way – NO Delay

18-10-2017

The Productivity Commission has released its report into the National Disability Insurance Scheme this morning.

The post EAC Supporters Say NO Way – NO Delay appeared first on NDIS.

Making the NDIS More User Friendly

16-10-2017

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) announced this morning they are making some changes to the NDIS to try and make the scheme more user friendly.

The post Making the NDIS More User Friendly appeared first on NDIS.

Thanks John!

21-09-2017

After seven years, Every Australian Counts Campaign Director John Della Bosca is moving on to new adventures.

The post Thanks John! appeared first on NDIS.

NDIS marks 100K

28-08-2017

The government has announced that 100,000 Australians with disability are now in the NDIS.

The post NDIS marks 100K appeared first on NDIS.

Breaking: is a deal close on NDIS funding?

17-08-2017

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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