The quality of care provided to aged care consumers depends on the quality of working conditions in an organisation, new research confirms.
The government is to undertake further consultations with the aged care sector before making a decision on the future funding model for residential care, Australian Ageing Agenda has confirmed.
The lack of a clear national policy could stymie the future growth of the retirement living sector in Australia, a new analysis concludes.
Not-for-profit aged care consultancy CommunityWest has announced it is voluntarily closing its services and plans to cease operations from 28 April.
Concerns over focus on ‘safety’ in new aged care standards as facilitating consumer choice often involves a level of risk.
A major operator is calling for special zoning for retirement living facilities in line with the planning concessions granted to aged care.
Government should mandate the regular publication of financial details for each residential aged care provider, the financing authority hears.
As Australia marks International Women’s Day, Australian Ageing Agenda examines why more women aren’t progressing into leadership positions in aged care, and what can be done about it.
Assessment teams in just two states are meeting their targets for “high priority” referrals, health department officials have revealed.
Department of Health officials have defended the outsourcing of major pieces of research and analysis that will inform the government’s current review of reforms and shape its future plans for the sector.
Aged care providers and consumer groups have heralded the latest changes to aged care that came into force this week, saying the reforms will improve outcomes for seniors and drive quality in the sector.
Aged care providers and consumers have told Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt they agree with the Aged Care Roadmap’s outline for future reform of the sector but that multiple strategies will be needed to ensure the landmark changes deliver an inclusive and sustainable system.
The evidence supporting community-based palliative and end-of-life care is growing and health and aged care providers should work to support existing community networks, an international expert says.
One of the early adopters of a British approach to dementia care is reporting positive outcomes at its aged care facilities in Brisbane and Canberra, while the model’s founder seeks more Australian facilities to get on board.