The Federal Government announces changes to how it will achieve savings of $1.2 billion in aged care funding by adjusting some of the controversial measures contained in its May budget.
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PresCare has seen a 50 per cent reduction in unnecessary hospital transfers since implementing a sub-acute model of care at its Alexandra Gardens facility.
People would have a greater say over where and when they receive end-of-life care through increased competition in the delivery of services under proposals being considered by the Productivity Commission.
Aged care provider peak bodies and consumer representatives welcome government adjustments to aged care funding changes but say the saga highlights the urgency of developing a new funding model.
Nurses should make up half of the care workforce in residential aged care facilities according to first-of-its-kind research into staffing levels and skill mix released today.
An increase in transactions, storage of consumer information and mobility solutions are all posing new fraud risks for aged care organisations, sector advisors have warned.
Aged care organisations need to nurture aspiring leaders by providing a safe space to learn, grow and develop, says Mercy Health Group chief executive Stephen Cornelissen who recently took out a top leadership award.
Aged care facilities should ensure that residents have access to gardens, which research shows bring us all physical and psychological benefits, writes Cath Manuel.
The Victorian Government will introduce an independent registration and accreditation scheme for disability workers, becoming the first jurisdiction in the country to commit to the regulatory regime.
Specialist community care teams will continue to play an important role for people living with HIV, particularly with clients who are ageing and were diagnosed before new treatments were introduced in 1996, new research shows.
An innovative trial in Western Australia has been piloting the concepts of client choice and control in the Home and Community Care program, including giving clients the option of engaging their own support worker
An aged care provider’s website that enables clients to customise their home care package has taken out top honours at the sector’s annual technology awards last night.