New research shows that sexual discrimination against men working in the female-dominated aged care workplace is very real and alive.
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Workforce growth; a redistribution of job roles throughout the sector; & more migrant workers…These are just three key findings from the 2012 National Aged Care Workforce Census and Survey results.
The final report from the Senate’s ‘Palliative Care in Australia’ inquiry is out. Inquiry chair, Senator Rachel Siewert, tabled the report yesterday and stressed the humanitarian importance of improving the system.
More than 1000 aged care professionals were invited to visit Adelaide to attend the two-day Department of Health and Ageing’s National Aged Care Conference. AAA relays the highlights from day one.
‘Most’ of the National Aged Care Alliance umbrella group thinks the government can provide the sector with more business certainty (in the wake of the ACFI clawback) if it moves forward the implementation of a few aged care reform initiatives.
LASA and ACSA have both announced plans to launch campaigns to fight for more funding and convince the federal government to reverse changes to the ACFI.
Key sector spokespeople are speaking up. They are not happy with the recently announced changes to ACFI and hint at a soon-to-be launched media campaign to tackle the funding issue.
Get your iPhones, iPads, laptops and desktops ready. Two state branches of Alzheimer’s Australia have just released a series of short films about dementia on YouTube. And the resources are free!
Residential aged care providers have a little over a week to participate in a DoHA-funded, ANF project into staffing inputs and residential care needs.
Victorian aged care providers had an early chance to quiz a senior public servant on the aged care reform package. But on the question of how the reforms will help providers stay in the black, he had little to tell them.
The ACS NSW & ACT State Conference is next week, and asks delegates to ‘Maintain the Rage’. Charity lawyer Claire Jones will be there to chart a course through the legislative process for Treasury’s NFP sector reforms.
The AIHW has released a new report which shows that a now ceased government program to get young people out of aged care was, in fact, a success.
In the government’s attempt to reform the sector, it also cast a negative light upon it, says Bupa Care Services’ Paul Gregersen.
A program that supports homeless older people around the country has had its funding renewed for the next three years. But finding appropriate accommodation is still a challenge in some areas.