CPSA welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the Elder Abuse Discussion Paper (DP 83) released by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC). The majority of this submission responds to Chapter 11 of the Discussion Paper, which related to aged care. CPSA has extensive experience in the area of aged care and also auspices a Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) service in Sydney.
CPSA's comments on the Aged Care Funding Authority's public discussion paper on the protection of residential aged care lump sum accommodation payments.
CPSA welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback as part of the review of the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS). As well as delivering systemic advocacy on behalf of pensioners of all ages and low income retirees, CPSA has been an auspicing body of the CVS in Sydney since 1991.
CPSA's submission responds to eight of the nine key matters that section 4 of the Aged Care Act 1997 requires to be addressed as part of the Aged Care Legislated Review. This response is structured according to the listing of these nine key matters on the Department of Health's webpage for the Review (https://agedcare.health.gov.au/reform/aged-care-legislated-review).
CPSA welcomes the opportunity to comment on the draft Service Concept for the delivery of the new integrated carer support service. CPSA represents the pensioners of all aged, superannuants and low-income retirees, a significant proportion of whom either rely on the support of an informal carer or provide informal care for a relative or friend. As such, CPSA has a keen interest in the design and delivery of services/interventions intended to improve outcomes for carers.