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Villages to be given time limits to ditch fees, sell units after retirees leave

Villages to be given time limits to ditch fees, sell units after retirees leave

While the moves have been welcomed by some, others say the policy changes need to address key issues for them to work.

  • by Rachel Clun

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New STRC can help you get back on your feet

New STRC can help you get back on your feet

Short Term Restorative Care is an eight-week care programme designed for people avoid long-term care

  • by Rachel Lane
'No incentive' to make elderly patients better, royal commission told
Regulation

'No incentive' to make elderly patients better, royal commission told

Hearing told that the aged care sector was so broken 'there’s an incentive to make people sicker in order to get a [financial] return'.

  • by Bianca Hall
Aveo considers buyout bids amid challenging property market
Aveo Group

Aveo considers buyout bids amid challenging property market

Embattled retirement village operator Aveo is assessing several bids for a company buyout as it reported a half-year loss of $44.7 million.

  • by Simon Johanson
Meals left uneaten, violence not reported: non-compliance in aged care facilities surges
Regulation

Meals left uneaten, violence not reported: non-compliance in aged care facilities surges

The incidence of reportable abuse and missing residents in aged care facilities had remained stable for years. Then inspectors changed tack.

  • by Harriet Alexander
'I couldn't stay quiet': Barbara Spriggs, the woman who sparked aged care inquiry
Courts

'I couldn't stay quiet': Barbara Spriggs, the woman who sparked aged care inquiry

Barbara Spriggs is calling for the mandatory reporting of aged care facilities whose residents are admitted to hospital with signs of physical abuse.

  • by Harriet Alexander
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Labor offers free TAFE courses to target skill shortages
Education

Labor offers free TAFE courses to target skill shortages

The 10-year plan to provide 600,000 students with free TAFE courses will cover all areas where there are skill deficits.

  • by Matt Wade
Confronting aged care inquiry likely to uncover ugly truths as PM boosts funding

Confronting aged care inquiry likely to uncover ugly truths as PM boosts funding

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is expected to uncover some ugly truths when it starts on Monday.

  • by Marnie Banger
Canberrans face worst waits in the country for residential aged care
Canberra

Canberrans face worst waits in the country for residential aged care

For most, it's 301 days or longer. For some older people, that's too late.

  • by Cassandra Morgan
Try before you buy a good age-care option
Retirement living

Try before you buy a good age-care option

A couple of weeks’ stay in an aged-care facility will give you a good sense of the meals, activities, most importantly, the care.

  • by Rachel Lane
Nurse charged with sexual assault after incapacitated woman gave birth
Aged care

Nurse charged with sexual assault after incapacitated woman gave birth

Investigators arrested 36-year-old Nathan Sutherland just hours after he was compelled by a court order to give a DNA sample.

  • by Terry Tang