Media Releases Archive

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27 June:  Aged Care Indexation will do little to ensure aged care sustainability

25 June: ACSA welcomes proposed NSW reforms to retirement living

22 June: Aged care needs sustainable funding for 'aspirations' to become a reality

22 June: Public invited to comment on new Retirement Living Code of Conduct

19 June: ACSA urges young Australians to aspire to a career in aged care 

14 June: ACSA supports Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA)

1 June: ACSA urges Government to prioritise homeless older Australians 

15 May: Aged care peaks: Quality in aged care is continuously assessed and is not negotiable

11 May: ACSA urges action on making aged care a ‘national priority’

08 May: ACSA CEO: Budget demonstrates commitment to the future of aged care​

04 May: ACSA launches workforce unit to drive future service delivery

04 May: ACSA CEO: 2018-19 Budget must prioritise aged care funding

23 April: Immediate action needed to increase access to home care

22 April:  ACSA to work with Government on `flu shots for aged care staff

18 April: ACSA welcomes Government Response to Carnell Paterson Recommendations

12 April: ACSA contributes to the development of improved palliative care resources

04 April: Urgent budget support needed for residential aged care 

04 April: Aged & Community Services Australia and Baptist Care Australia announce first group membership agreement

27 March
ACSA partners with Australian Association of Gerontology on future ageing projects

14 March: ACSA welcomes consultation on aged care workforce skills and planning

28 February: ACSA CEO: Oakden report should spur discussion on mental health access for society’s most vulnerable 

26 February: ACSA CEO: Government must act on funding reforms to ease home care pressure

22 February: ACSA CEO: South Australian election needs greater aged care focus

20 February: Aged care peak bodies say quality not negotiable in aged care

20 February: ACSA CEO: Preventing Elder Abuse a national priority

19 February: ACSA welcomes Government provision of free ‘flu shots for over 65’s

15 February: Aged care providers prioritise good food

14 February:  ACSA says review must examine role of Agency in quality framework.

12 February: ACSA CEO: Aged care providers take food very seriously 

24 January: ACSA says dementia care costs need to be factored into sustainable, future funding

22 January: ACSA calls on Government to improve sustainability of sector, invest in home care


19 December: ACSA urges a review of future funding for rural and remote aged care service providers 

15 December: ACSA welcomes NSW Government’s commitment to improving mental health services

13 December: Home care data shows an unacceptable number still waiting for care

12 December: ACSA and COTA Australia welcome the launch of Parliamentary Friends of Ageing and Aged Care - and Maggie Beer 

7 December 2017: ACSA acknowledges inquiry into Australia's quality of aged care but urges targeted approach

29 November 2017: Older Persons Advocacy Network to provide valuable support to Older Australians 

22 November 2017:   ACSA welcomes commitment to tackling Australia’s dementia challenge

1 November 2017: ACSA CEO Pat Sparrow appointed to Minister's aged care workforce taskforce

25 October 2017: Aged care industry supports quality reforms, consumer protection

20 October 2017: ACSA: ACFI Review highlights the need for government to deliver sustainable, flexible funding

15 September 2017: Greater investment in home care needed

14 September 2017: Recommendations from the ‘Tune Review’ to inform discussion on future of aged care: Aged & Community Services Australia

5 September 2017: ACSA welcomes funding for WA's Home and Community Care (HACC) program

3 September 2017: ACSA to work with government to protect older Australians from `flu

10 August 2017: ACSA warns on increasing rates of aged homelessness

8 August 2017: West Australian ACSA-member adds 60 Transition Care Program beds

27 July 2017: Retirement villages statement from ACSA CEO Pat Sparrow

25 July 2017: Australia's aged care charities make an economic and social contribution over-and-above their relative size, ACNC report finds

13 July 2017: ACSA welcomes recognition of older Queenslanders housing needs

13 July 2017: Discussion paper next step in home care reform

11 July 2017: ACSA welcomes funding for new advocacy program

10 July 2017: Additional support for remote aged care services welcomed

21 June 2017ACSA welcomes key recommendations from workforce report

15 June 2017: Elder abuse a multifaceted societal issue

13 June 2017: Aged care Technology Roadmap to support consumer choice and control

13 June 2017: NSW palliative care funding welcome

13 June 2017: ACSA welcomes new mental health facility

29 May 2017: ACFA report recommends three options for RADs

26 May 2017: New aged care places to support frail older Australians

23 May 2017: Respecting and meeting end-of-life care needs in residential aged care (JOINT MR)                               (Principles for Palliative and End-of-Life Care in Residential Aged Care)

22 May 2017: Palliative care core business for aged care

9 May 2017: No surprises but some useful initiatives for aged care

1 May 2017: Review of aged care regulations must add to quality of care

21 April 2017Statement regarding Oakden Older Persons Mental Health Service

19 April 2017: Funding stability the key to supporting older Australians

4 April 2017: Survey results very positive for aged care

15 March 2017: ACSA welcomes increased funding for aged care home support services

15 March 2017: Second round of NSW Transition Assistance Program funding announced

27 February 2017: Increasing Choice in Home Care launched

23 February 2017: Program to help maintain independence welcomed

6 February 2017: ACSA launches new organisation

20 January 2017: 2017/18 Pre‐Budget Submission: Aged care

18 January 2017: ACSA welcomes Hon Ken Wyatt as Minister for Aged Care


12 December 2016: Aged care peak body welcomes conversation on protecting older Australians

6 December 2016: Aged care funding announcement recognises sector’s concerns

25 November 2016:
Media Release: Aged care peak releases recommendations to help tackle elder abuse in Australia
Related document: ACSA Elder Abuse Position Statement Nov 2016

14 November 2016: Portable Long Service Leave problematic for aged care (VIC)

8 November 2016
Media Release: Consumers, equity and choice at the forefront of aged care funding principles
Related document: Funding Model Principles

22 September 2016: ACSA welcomes David Tune Appointment 

14 September 2016: Peak body calls for urgent funding review

28 July 2016: Aged care election scorecard

29 June 2016: Funding for essential health care for the frail aged cut by 11%

29 June 2016: Impact on resident care far greater than estimated by Government

22 June 2016: Senator Xenophon to call for Senate Inquiry into aged care funding

21 June 2016: Greens give aged care a frame for the future

17 June 2016: Aged care providers welcome support for halt to funding cuts

16 June 2016: Funding Specialist Dementia Care Units a small piece of the puzzle

15 June 2016: Visit an aged care service to see why funding cuts will hurt

9 June 2016: ACSA calls for halt on aged care cuts

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