The terms of reference for the royal commission into aged care is still being set. Prime Minister Scott Morrison is leaving it to the states to let retirement villages be part of it.
- by Adele Ferguson
As baby boomers reach the average age of residential age care entry in a decade, the taxpayer bill for aged care is set to soar.
- by Jessica Irvine
Three and a half years after my dad died, I'm still tormented by memories of his time in residential care.
- by Tina Broad
No, according to an analysis of seven years of budget papers.
- by Eryk Bagshaw
Based on a series of investigations by Fairfax Media into nursing homes, this is what the terms of reference would be if we were in charge.
- by Michael Bachelard
Scott Morrison has denied claims of billion dollar cuts to aged care ahead of a Royal Commission into the sector which he says will be “bruising”.
- by Henrietta Cook
The dramatic measure comes as figures show authorities have forcibly closed one aged-care service a month after a crackdown on standards.
- by Nicole Hasham
The federal government will sharpen the teeth of a new aged care watchdog committing $16 million to crack down on facility operators.
- by Kate Aubusson
Staffing levels, particularly the number of trained nurses, have fallen to unsafe levels in many homes in Australia over the past 21 years.
- by Lynda Saltarelli
The sanctions highlight the need for a more robust and transparent complaints system and process.
- by Bina Brown