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Royal Commission survey of aged care residents shows the system is failing them

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s commissioned surveys of aged care residents highlights the extent to which inadequate care is causing mental and physical ill health

New MBS funding for aged care residents will save lives

The Federal Government’s immediate acceptance of the Royal Commission’s recommendation to urgently fund physiotherapists and other allied health practitioners to address health impacts of C

  • Aug 21 2020

Submission to Restraints Principles Review

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association 

August 2020

Experts warn of hidden toll on aged care residents in lockdown

Health experts and advocates have warned the effects of almost six months of preventative lockdowns in aged care may have a worse impact on elderly residents than coronavirus infections.

Aged care COVID-19 catch-22 must be addressed

The COVID-19 Catch-22 endured by older Australians must be urgently addressed, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has told the Aged Care Royal Commission’s Impact of COVID-19 in

  • Aug 07 2020

Aged Care Royal Commission Impact of COVID-19 on Aged Care supplementary submission

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

August 2020

New research shows Australians want better funding and skilled staff for aged care residents

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has welcomed new research showing Australians want a better funded aged care system.

Older Australians at risk of life-threatening falls after long COVID confinement

Older Australians in residential aged care are at risk of life-threatening falls and other serious health impacts after months of COVID-19 confinement and loss of mobility, according to the

Structured physio program for Australians with knee OA could save health system more than $300 million a year

Australians suffering moderate to severe knee osteoarthritis (OA) who take part in a structured pre-surgical physiotherapy program could avoid surgery altogether and save the health system

  • Feb 17 2020

Response to the Department of Health's draft roadmap for the Dementia Ageing, and Aged Care Mission

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

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