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.
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 Draft Position Statement - Cameras in Aged Care
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