Work is already underway within government on the Australian Law Reform Commission’s proposals, says Age Discrimination Commissioner Kay Patterson.
Findings will inform the new taskforce charged with developing a workforce strategy, to be established in July, says minister.
Lengthy inquiry recommends consideration of nursing requirements, publication of staff ratios and efforts to tackle pay in aged care.
Australia’s law reform body has recommended strengthening protections for seniors in aged care including a more extensive scheme for reporting and investigating alleged incidents.
Aged care’s new technology roadmap has been welcomed by government and the opposition for its potential to integrate into the ongoing reform process.
A new fund to help providers integrate technology into aged care services is among initiatives proposed in a sector technology plan launched by Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt.
Without the viability supplement, most indigenous and indigenous-focused residential aged care providers would run at a loss, a national audit has found.
The government will next week release a key review into Australia’s laws protecting older people from abuse that could see sweeping changes to mandatory reporting of alleged assaults in aged care.
The government has launched a campaign to raise awareness of My Aged Care amid ongoing confusion among seniors about the latest reforms.
Alzheimer’s Australia says the World Health Organization’s international agreement this week highlights need for the Federal Government to adopt a national dementia strategy.
Providers should contribute to costs of any scheme guaranteeing lump sum accommodation payments if the benefit exceeds the cost, says the Aged Care Financing Authority.
Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt has heard from experts about how to address the current exclusion of residents from subsidised psychological services but there is no timeline for action, department officials say.
Just four years after selling all its bed licenses retirement village operator Lendlease has returned to aged care with a bang, picking up the largest individual share of the 10,000 new places.
The Federal Government will today detail the latest allocation of beds under the 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round providing almost 10,000 new aged care places.