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Experts say it’s in our hands and starts here at the WEAAD Conference, Adelaide

15th June marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) globally and Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS) is hosting its 14th conference to recognise the importance of the day at Stamford Grand Adelaide, Glenelg on Monday, 17th June, supported by the Honourable Stephen Wade MLC, Minister for Health and Wellbeing.

MEDIA RELEASE Experts say it’s in our hands and starts here at the WEAAD Conference, Adelaide

Stronger restraint regulations to protect senior Australians

MEDIA RELEASE 30 March 2019

The Morrison Government has moved to significantly strengthen the regulations that apply to the use of physical and chemical restraints in aged care homes.

MEDIA RELEASE 30 March 2019 Stronger Restraint Regulations to Protect Senior Australians

Australia signs up for a new era of aged care rights

MEDIA RELEASE 23 March 2019

New laws will compel all aged care providers to sign and conform to a single, strengthened Charter of Rights, under the Morrison Government’s latest aged care quality and safety reforms.

MEDIA RELEASE 23 MARCH 2019 Australia signs up for a new era of Aged Care rights

Aged Care System Navigator Trial aims to make it easier for older people to access aged care services

MEDIA RELEASE 26 February 2019

The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, Minister for Aged Care launched the Aged Care System Navigator Trials (trial) in Perth on Monday, 25 February 2019. The trial will support older people to navigate aged care services. Led by COTA Australia, a consortium of 31 consumer-focused organisations, including Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS), will deliver 62 trials across the country in a mix of regional, rural and metropolitan locations. ARAS will deliver the trial in Country SA North West until 30 June 2020.

MEDIA RELEASE 26th February 2019 Aged Care System Navigators Trials Launched

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety 

MEDIA RELEASE 18 January 2019

Aged Rights Advocacy Service Inc (ARAS) welcomes the commencement of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety with the directions hearing being held in Adelaide today.

MEDIA RELEASE 18 January 2019 | Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Older Persons Advocacy Network responds to Royal Commission preliminary hearing 

MEDIA RELEASE 17 January 2019

Aged care advocacy network, Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN), will be at the forefront in bringing
their expertise to the upcoming Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

MEDIA RELEASE 17 January 2019 | Older Persons Advocacy Network responds to Royal Commission Preliminary Hearing

Increased action urgently needed to lift the 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 15 September 2018 | Increased action urgently needed to lift the quality of aged care

Previously

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 Submission SA Elder Abuse March 2017

AUSTRALIAN LAW REFORM COMMISSION INTO ELDER ABUSE DISCUSSION PAPER 83 SUBMISSION BY: AGED RIGHTS ADVOCACY SERVICE INCARAS Submission to Australian Law Reform Commission
Issues paper

ARAS Position Statement - Cameras in Aged Care
September 2016

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

7.30 Report
July 2016

InDaily Opinion
July 2016