New data highlights the scale of emergent aged care crisis - Greens

The Australian Greens say recent data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is further proof that immediate action is needed to tackle the emerging crisis in Australia’s residential aged care services.

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Aged care organisations face ongoing allocation delays

The Australian Greens have voiced deep concern at the Federal Government's delay in announcing the 2010 allocation of aged care bed licences and community care packages.

Senator Rachel Siewert, Greens Health and Ageing spokesperson says the announcement was due at the end of October and is now a month overdue.

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Greens motion for aged care support backed by Senate

The Senate has supported a Greens motion urging the Government to address the widening gap in funding for Australia's aged care sector. Read more »

Carers Week 17 -23 October 2010

Almost 2.6 million Australians provide care for family members or friends with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition or who are frail aged.

Carers contribute $30.5 billion dollars worth of care each year.  Australia’s health system could not survive without the contribution of carers.

Carers Week is a national awareness week held during October each year in Australia.

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Broadband for Seniors - apply for a free computer kiosk

As part of the Australian Government's 'Broadband for Seniors' initiative, you could help seniors in your community discover a whole new social experience on the web - one that lets them enjoy FREE access to a computer and broadband services in your club or organisation.

How to apply:

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Housing Matters! Symposium on housing for older people

Sep 3 2010 10:00
Sep 3 2010 15:00

The Australian Association of Gerontology presents Housing Matters! a symposium looking at the needs and wants of older people.

All Seasons Sanctuary Golf Resort - 100 Old Coast Road, Pelican Point, Bunbury

Friday 3 September 10am-3pm

Please click on attached flyer for more information and contact details

Support for dementia sufferers and their families

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has welcomed an announcement by Senator Rachel Siewert of a national initiative to support dementia sufferers and their families.

"As a dementia champion, I am working to raise awareness about the impacts of this disease in our communities," said Ms MacLaren.

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