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New aged care funding a good start, but more to be done

New Federal Government funding of physiotherapy and other allied health services to combat the impacts of COVID-19 in older Australians is a step in the right direction toward much-needed l

Proposed Royal Commission recommendations offer older Australians hope for proper treatment and care

Australia must seize the opportunity to redesign our aged care system so that it is focused wholly on the health, independence and wellbeing of older people.

RC recommendations a step forward for physio

Recommendations made to the royal commission on allied health go a long way to supporting physiotherapy in aged care and improving the quality of life of residents, an allied health peak bo

Recommendations recognise importance of physiotherapy in improving quality of life of older Australians

Final proposed recommendations to the Aged Care Royal Commission have backed the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s (APA) call for an aged care system focused on improving the quality o

Royal Commission survey of aged care residents adds to chorus calling for sector reform

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s commissioned surveys of aged care residents reinforce the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s (APA) call for quality, evidence ba

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

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