Tag Archives: Royal Commission

Dementia: government response ‘not enough’

While welcoming the federal government’s “first steps” to address dementia needs, peak body Dementia Australia has urgently called for more. Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe said the government’s response to priorities identified in the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s interim report will go some way towards meeting …

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Why are we waiting in queue for home care?

Immediate action is needed to reduce the waiting times for Australians approved for home care packages, according to Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) Acting CEO Dr Linc Thurecht. “Australians who have been assessed as needing aged care services should not be left waiting in a queue,” he said. “We …

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Pharmacists keen to solve age-old issue

Avoidable medication errors are causing the hospitalisation of more than 100 aged care residents every day in Australia, according to the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. PSA President Associate Professor Chris Freeman says expanding the role of pharmacists in the provision of healthcare for vulnerable older Australians would offer protection from …

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Care-home meds concern

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has welcomed the announcement of a royal commission into aged-care quality and safety. The organisation says it is especially concerned about medication in care homes following the exposure of cases of neglect, elder abuse and other concerns. “Inappropriate use of medication in aged care has …

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Aged-care solutions call

Dementia Australia has called for a solutions-based approach to the royal commission into aged care, to identify a clear path forward to improving the health and care outcomes for the more than 425,000 people living with dementia in Australia. Maree McCabe, CEO of Dementia Australia, says that after a number …

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