With more than 110 people taking up hospital beds in South Australia while waiting for their NDIS plans, there are calls for the Federal Government to foot the bill for the delays.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is starting its first day of hearings with testimony from the family of a man who was mistreated in care in South Australia. Follow our live blog for rolling updates.
Abandoned by rail links and surrounded by parched grazing land, Ivanhoe, like many outback towns, is fighting for survival.
Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt says the use of chemical and physical restraints will come under the microscope when the royal commission starts on Friday, after two cases of restraints being used on dementia patients were revealed by the ABC this week.
Video and photos obtained by the ABC show dementia patients strapped to their chairs in a Sydney nursing home — a practice the Australian Law Reform Commission says could constitute elder abuse.
Another key area of Australia's aged care industry is coming under the spotlight, with the Minister to review whether it has been too easy for home care businesses to enter the sector.
A new watchdog for aged care, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, begins operating today, and promises more random checks of nursing homes to ensure they are up to standard.
Pensioners living overseas will soon be asked to go to an Australian embassy or consulate every two years to register that they are still alive and entitled to receive welfare payments.
Our ageing population has given rise to an enormous market of consumer and employment opportunities that has been growing under the radar of most Australians.