A survey of carers has found that almost one in four are living with chronic anxiety, and warns the situation will get worse without adequate supports.
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The government needs to act on a number of workforce recommendations before the sector can improve employee attraction and retention, the workforce taskforce chair tells the royal commission.
Reconceptualising residential aged care from an institution to a home has inadvertently led to today’s less clinically skilled and oriented workforce, an expert tells the aged care royal commission.
Four out of 10 residential aged care workers are planning to leave the sector within five years because they are overworked, stressed and underpaid, a national worker survey shows.
Sector peak ACSA has backed a star-rating approach to evaluating staffing levels like the one at the centre of a new report that found more than half of Australian aged care residents are in facilities with too few staff.
Aged Care Royal Commissioner Richard Tracey has died after a short battle with cancer.
Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution, Feros Care, Dr Tim Henwood and Carolyn Wallace are among winners of national aged care awards announced this week.
The proposed religious discrimination legislation could have a significant impact on how aged care providers run their business and manage their staff, a legal expert says.
A national strategy and investment in safe, secure and affordable housing is needed to support an increasing number of older women in Australia, writes Debbie Georgopoulos.
Listening to staff and redefining the organisation’s purpose helped an aged care provider move from a military-style culture to a supportive environment, the CEO tells a national conference.
Also in this wrap: Benetas appoints general manager of residential services.
In-home carers are often reluctant to report workplace health and safety risks, a conference has heard.