The debate on rising aged care costs ignores the home care sector’s enormous contribution to the sustainability of the health system, the head of the UK’s largest peak body for care services told a Sydney conference.
Claims of poor outcomes in residential aged care have been back in the news. AAA asks organisational psychologists with experience in the sector to share their insights into how providers can create a culture where staff feel supported and safe ...
A full listing of Australian Ageing Agenda’s extensive coverage of the Federal Budget 2015-16, which the Treasurer Joe Hockey handed down on Tuesday night.
Two measures in last night’s Budget could have negative ramifications for the sector’s already significant workforce challenge, providers and unions are warning.
The Federal Budget contained several changes to aged care policies and programs, from the opening up of the accreditation process to private operators to changes to the healthy ageing grants.
Right now in Australia we should be planning for how we want to live at age 100, because it is clear we're not ready for the new cohort of centenarians, writes Dr Maggie Haertsch
With Australia's aged care and pension systems essentially predicated on the assumption that seniors own their own home, the increase in the number renting or still paying a mortgage could mean greater old age poverty, warns a new report.
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Information officers and executives from the aged care and disability sectors will learn how to make the most of their organisation’s health data in an upcoming health ICT event.
Claims of poor outcomes in residential aged care have been back in the news. AAA asks organisational psychologists with experience in the sector to share their insights into how providers can create a culture where staff feel supported and safe making a report to management.
Darren Mathewson appointed to Australian Industry and Skills Committee; Suncare Community Services appoints Russell Mason CEO; Dr Briony Dow appointed interim director of NARI; Dr Stephanie Allen to lead Deloitte’s health consulting practice.
Operators have to adapt their business models quickly to meet the next round of reform in community care but the changes will not automatically mean less red tape for providers or more choice for consumers, especially in a rationed system, providers say.
Mitch Fifield has confirmed the decision to cut 15 per cent from the Aged Care Workforce Fund in last week’s budget was made independently of the government’s current stocktake of workforce initiatives and was a cost savings measure.
In this wrap: aged care provider announces merger; Estia adds four facilities to portfolio; UnitingCare Ageing recognised as a ‘top 20’ employer for LGBTI staff; palliative care program recognised; call for action on dementia in indigenous communities.
Assistant Minister for Social Services Mitch Fifield says there will be “robust requirements” for organisations seeking to provide aged care accreditation services, but experts warn that having multiple assessment agencies can challenge consistency of standards.
Changing the rules on the aged care means test for residents who pay by periodic payment is likely to force pensioners to sell their house or take out a reverse mortgage all for a meagre budget saving of $26 million over five years, according to aged care financial experts.
The author of the Walton Review into aged care complaints handling has praised the government’s decision to separate complaints from the department but said the Aged Care Commissioner now charged with the task should be appropriately resourced.
Community care providers are struggling to fill their Level 1 home care packages while managing waiting lists in the hundreds for their high level packages, an analysis by Community Care Review shows.
Community care organisations have little certainty over the return on their investments in an individualised funding environment but they are still required to provide adequate training for staff, says aged care sector consultant Lorraine Poulos.