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  • Administrative Appeals Tribunal - provides an independent review of a wide range of administrative decisions made by the Commonwealth Government, including Social Security Appeals Tribunal, and some non-government bodies. (Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Commonwealth of Australia)

  • Age Discrimination and Health Care - Under the Ontario Human Rights Code, older persons have the right to be free from discrimination in health care. This right applies to health care services and facilities including hospitals, clinics, community care access centres, long-term care facilities, home care and health care programs. (Ontario Human Rights Commission)

  • Aged and Community Care - Legislation  - Aged Care Act 1997. The legislation reproduced on these pages does not purport to be the official or authorised version or the most up-to-date version. The Commonwealth expressly disclaims any liability for any act or omission done in reliance on the legislation as reproduced here or for any consequence, whether direct or indirect, of any such act or omission. (Department of Health and Aging, Commonwealth of Australia)

  • Canadian Seniors Policies and Programs Database - This database is intended primarily to assist government and other organizations in reviewing and developing policies and programs, however it can also be a useful information source for others. (Federal Government of Canada)

  • HHS Programs and Initiatives for an Aging America - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Social Security Administration are the leading federal agencies serving the needs of older individuals. Through medical insurance offered by Medicare, public support for long-term care options such as home health care and nursing homes through Medicaid, assistance for family caregivers, nutrition services, grant programs and research into the causes and effects of aging, HHS agencies are striving to support older Americans and to help them lead healthy, active lives. (US Dept. of Health and Human Services)

  • Older Americans Act - The Older Americans Act was originally signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 14, 1965. In addition to creating the Administration on Aging, it authorized grants to States for community planning and services programs, as well as for research, demonstration and training projects in the field of aging. (US Administration on Aging)

  • Standards of medical care for older people - This document (which is part of the compendium) deals with the expectations and recommendations for standards of medical care for older people, and covers general information and communication, how to achieve the best possible health, illness, recovery and rehabilitation, discharge from hospital, special health services for older people, community and social services, changing home, support during terminal illness, drugs and medicines, transport and the older persons responsibilities. (British Geriatrics Society)

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