The UnitingCare Australia Aged Care Network today released independent modelling that demonstrates the full extent of the impact of the aged care budget cuts on sick and frail older people in residential aged care.

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UnitingCare Australia welcomes the Pension Review Background Paper released yesterday, but says more needs to be done to protect the rights of those who are marginalised and vulnerable.

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UnitingCare Australia has welcomed yesterday’s report of the Senate Inquiry into Residential and  Community Aged Care in Australia. The Inquiry, conducted by the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration, has called for sweeping changes including an all-encompassing review of the sector using a client-based approach.

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Last night’s Four Corners report on aged care has highlighted once again the need for the Minister and her Department to direct their attention to enabling a high quality of care for older people.

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The Australian Government, through the Minister for Ageing Justine Elliot, has demonstrated a fundamental lack of understanding of the challenges facing Australia as a result of long term neglect of capital financing of residential aged care.

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Wednesday, 14 April 2010 00:00

Aged care on the sick list

The Campaign for Care of Older Australians (CCOA) has written to State and Territory leaders to urge their support for aged care to be treated as a priority during next week’s COAG meeting.

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The Campaign for Care of Older Australians (CCOA) is concerned that the Federal Government and members of COAG have not started the process to address fundamental reforms needed in aged care.

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