COTA announces Christopher Pyne as its new independent chair

COTA Australia has appointed the Hon Christopher Pyne as its new independent chair, succeeding Jane Halton AO PSM.

Pat Sparrow replaces Ian Yates at COTA

COTA Australia, the peak body for older Australians, has announced the appointment of Patricia Sparrow as its next Chief Executive commencing December...

Four in ten Australians would consider retirement living, but a new survey cites reputational...

Four in ten Australians would consider retirement living, but a new survey suggests reputational issues are holding the industry back.

Apply for funding to support Australia’s multicultural communities

Providers are being encouraged to create additional respite care services for multicultural communities as part of a $20 million funding pool.

Royal Commission to examine funding models for care

Increased income taxes, levies and insurance schemes will be examined as potential models for future aged care funding as the Royal Commission...

Aged care’s wish list for 2017/18 Federal Budget

Aged care providers are hoping for no unpleasant surprises in the 2017/18 Federal Budget, which doesn't seem too unreasonable given the Minister’s continued assurance there will be no major decisions about the future of ACFI...

Changes to mental health care for elderly ‘under way’

A discussion on mental health for ageing Australians will occur in May, with a lot of policy activity under way which will make it easier for people with mental illness to get help they need.

Aged Care Guild and The Oz unite on education campaign

A four-page lift out in The Australian newspaper yesterday about aged care was part of a media partnership with the Aged Care Guild to...

New providers set to launch into home care market

A number of new home care services from both new and existing providers are expected to enter the market from this week as the clock strikes on one of the biggest milestones in the Increasing Choices reforms.