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Increased action urgently needed to lift quality of aged care

MEDIA RELEASE 15 September 2018

Australia’s aged care sector urgently needs greater focus immediately to lift the quality of care, according to the national Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN). OPAN welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcement of a Royal Commission into the aged care sector, but this must not stop investment in staff, training, advocacy and improving quality now.

[link to full release] MEDIA RELEASE 15 September 2018 | Increased action urgently needed to lift quality of aged care

Previously

MEDIA RELEASE 8 March 2018 Call to action for elder abuse to be addressed head-on.

MEDIA RELEASE 2 March 2018 | ICAC REPORT and Lessons Learnt "ARAS is appalled by the ‘shameful’ poor care, abuse and neglect suffered by residents of Oakden. Violence, abuse and neglect is totally unacceptable in any circumstance let alone perpetrated on a group of vulnerable older people."

Effectiveness of the Aged Care Quality Assessment and accreditation framework for protecting residents from abuse and poor practices, and ensuring proper clinical and medical care standards are maintained and practised. [link] https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/AgedCareQuality

Submissions and papers

ARAS Submission SA Elder Abuse March 2017

AUSTRALIAN LAW REFORM COMMISSION INTO ELDER ABUSE DISCUSSION PAPER 83 SUBMISSION BY: AGED RIGHTS ADVOCACY SERVICE INCARAS Submission to Australian Law Reform Commission
Issues paper

ARAS Draft Position Statement - Cameras in Aged Care
September 2016

Australian Law Reform Commission Inquiry
August 2016 - Issues paper cover letter

ARAS Media Release: Elder Abuse
29 July 2016

ARAS Media Release: 7.30 Report and & Elder Abuse
26 July 2016

7.30 Report
July 2016

InDaily Opinion
July 2016