Aged care facilities will be able to compare their accreditation performance against regional and national benchmarks under a new system coming online next month, the quality agency chief says.
Consumers and community care providers say government needs to ramp up information and support for navigating home care amid concerns packages aren’t being taken up.
As Australia marks National Palliative Care Week, aged care, seniors and palliative care groups release set of agreed principles on end-of-life care in residential facilities.
Alzheimer’s Australia’s CEO Maree McCabe tells Australian Ageing Agenda she wants to ensure the voice of people living with dementia is heard.
The Department of Health has said 22,000 home care packages have been released under the new system and it will release detailed data in July on how it’s performing.
As Australian marks National Volunteer Week, aged care providers acknowledge the army of unpaid workers who provide more than 110,000 hours of service each year in residential care.
Aged care peaks welcome stable funding for the sector saying stakeholders now have certainty as they work through numerous ongoing reviews ahead of next stages of reform.
The long-running debate over the role of government in helping to establish an aged care workforce strategy has been resolved with the Budget announcement of funding for a new taskforce.
Residential aged care could look to home care for retention strategies as a new survey finds community workers are more satisfied.
Stakeholders say a new review must tackle shortcomings in aged care accreditation that allow poor operators to effectively game the system.
Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt launches independent review to determine how federal regulators failed to detect the scale of the issues at South Australian facility.
There are mounting calls for government to include affordable housing measures in next week’s budget as new research again shows seniors are particularly vulnerable.
Palliative care and therapy incentives are among the items in the Aged Care Funding Instrument being scrutinised by a government-commissioned project to refine the tool.
There are growing calls for government to deliver a sustainable funding system following the release of the review into the Aged Care Funding Instrument, while the minister says he’ll now begin consultations.