Profitability in the residential aged care sector took a hit in 2012-13, with the number of providers recording a net profit down 4 per cent on the previous year, according to the second annual report from the independent Aged Care Financing Authority.
Researchers have raised questions over the Federal Government’s adoption of end of life care pathways in residential aged care in the absence of robust evidence proving their benefits to dying patients.
All residential aged care facilities should have access to dedicated palliative care services, a forum hosted by Palliative Care NSW and attended by health professionals, carers and policymakers has heard.
Thirty per cent of people assessed as requiring residential aged care are waiting more than three months before they are admitted to a bed, the latest statistics from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show.
More than half of permanent aged care residents show signs of depression, according to new figures.
The former government’s decision to freeze ACFI rates has hit all Australian aged care providers including those in the top 25 per cent, new figures show.
Are voters really prepared to sell or mortgage the family home to pay for aged care? Despite what COTA Australia says, two other consumer groups have surveys that say, ‘No.’
One aged care provider is celebrating after planning approval was finally granted for a new building project, while a couple of other developments have just been finished off.
Two years of fundraising efforts has paid off for the residents of a Brisbane nursing home, demonstrating the important contribution that volunteers make to aged care.
The aged care sector may have found an unlikely ally in a Member of the South Australian upper house, who supports increases to wages and staffing levels. He also wants to know why more nursing homes deaths are being reported to the SA Coroner.
Australian aged care providers have been saying for some time that building and running a modern nursing home just doesn’t add up financially. Now they have more figures to back their claims.
The Australian Medical Association has made public its position on how residential aged care should be funded.