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APA discusses new aged care funding model with Minister Ken Wyatt AM, MP

APA Board and gerontology member Rik Dawson met with Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt AM, MP this week with recommendations to address funding inadequacies in the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) and endorsed key recommendations from the University of Wollongong report into alternative aged care funding.

Exercise benefits for older Australians with cognitive impairment

As Australia’s population continues to age, there is an increasing risk of falls and general physical decline in the community, potentially leading to serious injury and hospital admissions. 

Statement on latest changes to Aged Care Funding Instrument

Physiotherapists and older Australians have achieved a win in the ongoing discussions to reform the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI), after Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care Ken Wyatt announced on 6 December that the time limits on 12.4b programs would be set at 80 minutes. 

Aged-care funding needs a change of Tune

The APA says current model needs major reform to promote effective patient care.  

Australians celebrate healthy ageing on World Physiotherapy Day – 8 September 2016

More Australians aged over 65 years are affected by common and critical diseases like osteoarthritis, heart disease, cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) President, Marcus Dripps, said today.

  • Aug 08 2016

Physiotherapy to play crucial role in adding life to years for ageing population: Steve Moneghetti

One of Australia’s most celebrated athletes, Steve Moneghetti, has joined the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) in the lead up to this year’s World Physiotherapy Day on 8th September to help improve the quality of life for Australia’s aging population.

Aged care residents miss out on pain management

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is demanding urgent changes to Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) after reforms last week blocked residents in aged care facilities from accessing effective pain management. 


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