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.
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.
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.
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.
The government will invite 100 aged care providers to a special forum to share their views on the proposed reforms put forward in the Aged Care Roadmap, Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care Ken Wyatt has told Australian Ageing Agenda.
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Retirement living managers should receive mandatory training so they better understand the needs of older people, according to the authors of a major survey of retirement village residents.
Aged care providers must consider how their policies, practices and buildings can improve privacy for their residents, a third of whom have partners, new research finds.
ALP Senator Helen Polley continues to criticise the government’s cuts to ACFI while her party this week voted with the Coalition ensuring the changes continue.
Current workforce arrangements in aged care are not delivering the quality of care older people deserve and expect, consumers have told a Senate inquiry.
The Department of Health wants to break out of its unhealthy relationship with the aged care sector over the long-running debate about the Aged Care Funding Instrument, a top bureaucrat has said.
The Federal Government has ruled out the full deregulation of residential aged care places until adequate safeguards can be put in place ensuring provision of care in regional and rural Australia.