Advocates say latest figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show that not all aged care residents who need palliative care are receiving it.
Government and aged care stakeholders need to take “a real look” at the delivery of home care packages as too much money is being taken by providers in the administration of services, the former chair of National Seniors has said.
Aged care providers and consumer representatives say that many of the changes to the quality system being considered by the Department of Health are sensible and logical in light of the reforms to the sector.
Aged care providers would face different levels of quality assessment depending on their history of compliance and the nature of their services under a dramatic shake-up of the system being considered by the Department of Health.
The Department of Health says the Commonwealth will consult with aged care stakeholders and examine international evidence on the proposal to appoint external third parties to assess residents’ needs to determine government funding.
Aged care providers and professionals will soon get to have their say on how the reforms to the sector have impacted service provision, with the legislated review about to call for submissions.
Concerns about core clinical standards in residential aged care were the most common complaints to the new Aged Care Complaints Commissioner in the first half of 2016, new figures show.
Ageing in place at home is giving way to ageing in place anywhere, thanks to the emergence of a new wave of assistive technology and so-called mobile health, says a leading expert.
Benetas has launched its online learning system where staff access training content and take responsibility for their professional development, as part of a new organisation-wide approach to learning.
Virtual reality could be one way of enabling older people and those with a disability to explore worlds previously off limits to them, says an Australian media expert.
All aged care professionals have a responsibility to be informed about the signs of elder abuse and to raise suspected cases they encounter with a supervisor or manager in their organisation, providers and experts have said.
The provision of care support and training and education in dementia will adopt a more coordinated approach with the long-awaited awarding of tenders to deliver two nationally consistent programs.
How many older people miss out on aged care due to a scarcity of places? It’s the question that could frustrate the long-awaited review of the Living Longer Living Better aged care reforms, which now gets underway.
Stakeholders have welcomed the government’s much-anticipated appointment of a top bureaucrat to lead the review of the Living Longer Living Better reforms, saying they are keen for the process to get started.