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4 Corners and Fairfax investigation alleges retirement home rip-offs

4 Corners and Fairfax investigation alleges retirement home rip-offs

A joint investigation by Fairfax Media and the ABC’s 4 Corners program has shone a light on the dubious practices utilised by Australian retirement villages. The report from Sarah Danckert and Adele Ferguson, looks at retirement village operator Aveo, who are one of the biggest providers of housing for the elderly. Highlighting that the company’s complicated contracts […]

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New research highlights concerns of older LGBT people

New research highlights concerns of older LGBT people

Older gay men’s concerns regarding ageing and aged-care settings are driven by their class and sexuality, according to new research from Swinburne University of Technology. There has been a growing focus both locally and internationally into how LGBTIQ people are treated in aged care. Plans for the first LGBT specific retirement home were launched in […]

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Making LGBTI inclusion happen in aged care

Making LGBTI inclusion happen in aged care

GRAI: Gay and Lesbian Rights in Ageing are holding a breakfast seminar next week that looks into how businesses and service providers can be more inclusive of older people in the community. The half day seminar is designed for service professionals who are working towards more socially inclusive services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and […]

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LGBT Retirement Home to Open in Madrid

LGBT Retirement Home to Open in Madrid

A retirement home for LGBT pensioners is in development, and will reportedly be opening next year in Madrid. The home is the brainchild of the 26 December Foundation, and will be situated in a converted hotel in Lavapiés. Federico Armenteros told The Guardian that in the eyes of society, “elderly LGTB don’t exist”. He has […]

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