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Aged Care Act

Redraft of the aged care act needed

  • 31/10/2019

The Aged Care Act 1997 needs to be rewritten to improve safety and quality in aged care says the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) ahead of the release of the preliminary…

Aged Care Home Death

Aged Care Home Death | Our Client’s Story

  • 09/09/2019

When our clients' 87-year-old mother was admitted to an aged care home in the Hunter region, they had no idea that in just four short months she would suffer injury…

Mildura Royal Commission

Mildura hearing of the Aged Care Royal Commission

  • 08/08/2019

Mildura was host to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety hearing between July 29 and 31. According to senior counsel assisting the commission, Peter Gray, QC,  the town…

Perth Hearing Of The Royal Commission

Perth hearing of the Aged Care Royal Commission

  • 03/07/2019

The Perth hearing of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety inquired into the nature of person-centred care, advanced care planning and palliative care services. As is the…

Elder Abuse Key Issues

Elder abuse: key issues and emerging evidence

  • 17/06/2019

The Australian Institute of Family Studies has release a paper Elder abuse: key issues and emerging evidence. The paper provides an overview of elder abuse in Australia. It discusses key…

Reporting Elder Abuse

Should reporting of elder abuse be mandatory?

  • 11/06/2019

The concept of mandating the reporting of elder abuse is controversial and draws parallels with mandatory reporting of child abuse. While mandatory reporting has existed in some US states for…

Improved Care For Aged Care Residents

Vulnerable older Australians miss out in Budget

  • 06/04/2019

This week’s Federal Budget did little for older Hunter people, particularly the growing number of vulnerable people needing aged care at home or in facilities. Our politicians all say older…

Royal Commission into Aged Care begins

  • 24/01/2019

The preliminary hearings for the Royal Commission into aged care commenced on 18 January 2019. There was a call for submissions regarding: The quality of aged care services being delivered;…

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