Massive win on accessible housing – what does it mean?
In what is a major win for seniors, the nation’s building ministers have agreed to include accessible design on the National Construction Code (NCC), creating better options for older Australians.
Multicultural Advocacy in the NT - COTA NT
In the Northern Territory the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Aged Care (PICAC) program is managed by COTA NT (also known as Council on the Ageing – Northern Territory).
Our Program Manager delivers the PICAC program through a wide program of activities based on networking – making connections within the NT community through events and meetings; and representation – giving CaLD seniors a voice at advisory groups and forums, service delivery and training.
Banks unite to help customers experiencing financial abuse
Australian banks are launching updated guidelines on financial abuse as part of their continued focus on responding to family violence and elder abuse.
The updated industry-wide approach is designed to ensure bank staff are equipped to recognise signs of financial abuse.
How's Your Head Today
COVID-19 is having a big impact on Australians’ mental health. The ‘How’s your head today?’ campaign aims to encourage all Australians to make their mental health and wellbeing a priority. Check out all the helpful resources you can access.
Experimental Estimates of the Prevalence of Elder Abuse in Australian Aged Care Facilities
"The prevalence of elder abuse in Australian residential care is estimated to be 39.2%.” Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
Unlawful Sexual Contact In Residential Aged Care: A Practical Guide for Aged Care Providers Supporting Victims
Dr Catherine Barrett and the Australian Association of Gerontology has released a guide to help service providers respond to reports of unlawful sexual contact.
Compass Holiday Guide 2020
The Compass Holiday Guide 2020 is designed for older people, their family, friends and carers. The guide contains information, tips and resources to help support you during the holiday season, whilst providing information on staying connected and reducing social isolation.
The Outlook For Older Women in Australia is Dire – But No One Seems to Care
"Prior to Covid, women over 55 were already the fastest growing group among the homeless. Research released in August estimates that 400,000 women over the age of 45 currently face this fate". This article discusses how homelessness is increasingly becoming a reality for older women.
Ageism, Elder Abuse and The Care of Older Australians
This survey explored people's views on ageing and age discrimination, age-based Covid-19 restrictions, their understanding of the abuse of older people, and their experiences as carers for older people.
Seniors Learn Online Banking With Squirrel Bank
To help seniors adapt to an increasingly online world, the eSafety Commissioner has released 'Squirrel Bank' an introduction to online banking.