“Revelations of a nursing home resident’s wounds being infested by maggots is yet more damning evidence of why Australia needs an overhaul of nursing home regulation,” said Charmaine Crowe, Senior Policy Advisor (NT News, http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2013/09/12/324838_ntnews.html).
“Full rate pensioners across the country can expect an increase to their pensions of $9.35 per week for singles and $14 per week for couples in the next bi-annual pension increase coming into effect on 20 September,” said Senior Policy Advisor, Amelia Christie.
“The NSW Government’s Older Drivers Taskforce recommended today that older driver testing continue despite a lack of evidence that on-road testing improves road safety,” said Charmaine Crowe, Senior Policy Advisor.
“The Coalition’s policy for ‘Healthy Life, Better Ageing’ proposes to relax aged care regulation at a time when there are clear problems of abuse, neglect and premature death in Australian nursing homes”, said Charmaine Crowe, Senior Policy Advisor.
CHOICE, ACOSS and the Consumer Health Forum of Australia have joined forces and are calling on people to contact their local candidates and tell them that you support reduced cost of medicines.
Some questions have been raised by CPSA Members about what an eHealth record is, whether it’s safe and whether it will lead to better heath outcomes for themselves and their families.