The Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) must sufficiently cover patient discharge and transfer summary between acute and aged services, providers have told the eHealth review.
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Not-for-profit aged care providers have advised the Commission of Audit it should recommend to the Federal Government the abolition of the current rationing of aged care places as it adds to administrative overheads and limits competition and innovation.
Aged care providers need to educate the community that consumer directed care (CDC) cannot be “all things to all people” and while it will increase choice, that choice will nonetheless be limited, says former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett.
ACSA kicked off its 2013 national conference on Sunday night by recognising aged care excellence with the presentation of 2013 ACSA National Aged Care Awards.
June Bremner was awarded ACSA’s Volunteer Award in recognition of her 30 years of volunteering with Silver Chain in Western Australia. She tells AAA that, at age 81, she has no intention of stopping.
The Opposition argues aged care should be exempt from the Federal Government’s Commission of Audit, but some see it as an opportunity that could lead to the full implementation of the Productivity Commission’s recommendations.
Alzheimer’s Australia CEO Glenn Rees has called for zero tolerance of poor care delivery such as instances shown in this week’s Lateline aged care investigation, which had provider peaks again expressing concern while defending an under-resourced sector.
The first week of the election campaign has seen ACSA release its election priority list calling for reduced regulatory burden, a move to an entitlement system and an inquiry to investigate options for consumers to contribute to the cost of care.
The five aged care bills underpinning LLLB reform are now the subject of a Senate Community Affairs Committee inquiry. he committee is calling on the sector to contribute written submissions to the inquiry.
Yesterday’s Workforce Compact may have been worked on by the sector’s trade unions and employer peak bodies, but industry opinion about its impact is divided.
The multi-faceted and highly collaborative Aged Care Innovation project kicked off last year with early achievements already rolling in, including for one of the projects aimed at creating sector-wide leadership and management strategies.
The Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency has partnered with state and territory industry peak bodies to offer the Understanding Accreditation course to association members.