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National sign language interpreting service for aged care

A free sign language interpreting service will soon be available for senior Australians who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing. “This comprehensive new sign language interpreting service will make our aged care system far more accessible for people who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing,” Minister Colbeck said. “It will ensure that these people can participate in the assessment, planning, and review of their care – something which may have been more difficult in the past.”

The future of the aged care workforce

The complete transcript from Friday 21 February, 2020 hearing of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is now available to read.

The future of the aged care workforce

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has published the submission on the future of the aged care workforce made by Counsel Assisting at the Adelaide Hearing 3. You can read it now on the Royal Commission website.

NDIS cut-off age ‘must change’ to fix ‘terrible gap’ in the system

But Ms Steggall said the current system has meant “very real discrimination” against older Australians with these support services failing to meet the demands of those in need. “Clearly this arbitrary age of 65 is not working – a lot of people are falling through the gap and not getting the adequate level of care,” she said.

Neglect: Interim Report

The Interim Report has found the aged care system fails to meet the needs of its older, vulnerable, citizens. It does not deliver uniformly safe and quality care, is unkind and uncaring towards older people and, in too many instances, it neglects them.

Statement on the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

The Morrison Government has agreed to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s request for an extension of six months to continue to hear evidence from Australians and conduct its deliberations. ‘I welcome the appointment of an additional commissioner, the Hon Gaetano (Tony) Pagone QC.’