Kate Carnell will lead an independent investigation into the recent forced relocation of residents of a Gold Coast facility, the aged care minister has announced.
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Fostering relationships between staff and residents is key to delivering an inclusive model of care, an aged care CEO tells the royal commission.
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The Department of Health is seeking residential aged care providers to trial a new assessment framework for residential aged care funding.
The system needs to focus on the individual and their nutritional needs because currently residents are malnourished and starving to death, the royal commission has heard.
Financial planners can complete an accredited training program to help them detect and prevent financial abuse of seniors.
Issues between clinical staff and management staff at a Melbourne aged care facility impacted the quality of care received by an 87-year old Victorian woman, the inquiry has heard.
A new online application has been launched to help aged care providers connect with and update the families and friends of care recipients.
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Hip fracture patients who have a home visit with an occupational therapist prior to leaving hospital have fewer readmissions and more functional independence after three months than those who don’t.
The royal commission has heard how an elderly woman who had to enter residential care after being told she would have a 12 month wait for home care died of infected ulcers three months later.
The aged care regulator is taking steps to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all former residents of a Gold Coast facility that closed unexpectedly and has commenced an audit of the provider’s regulatory compliance.