Seven organisations representing aged care providers have come together to call on the Federal Government to address the sector’s urgent funding and accessibility issues in the December mini-budget.
Jul 30 2019 – Jun 1 2020 all-day
Oct 21 – Dec 10 all-day
Mar 3 – Mar 4 all-day
The role of aged care’s regulator has been expanded to include oversight of approving all aged care providers and all compliance and enforcement actions.
Almost 1,500 people have downloaded the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission’s mobile app on the sector’s quality standards in its first month.
A new knowledge hub provides resources and tools to help prevent elder abuse and recognise it when it occurs.
Pharmacy-generated alerts when a resident starts or changes medicine and a falls-risk status on medication charts are among new strategies identified to help prevent falls in aged care.
New technology is improving community transport by enabling providers to offer on-demand services and track vehicles.
The Queensland government inquiry investigating the sudden closure of a Gold Coast aged care facility in July is calling for subcontractors to be as accountable as approved providers.
Social prescribing can reduce loneliness and support people who would benefit from increased activity within their communities.
A report has painted a grim picture of the life of a disability care worker under the NDIS and questions whether the scheme will be able to achieve the historic social reform it promises.
A new virtual reality application is helping aged care workers understand and improve the dining experiences of aged care recipients with dementia.
Also in this wrap: Jewish Care Victoria appoints president; Alzheimer’s WA appoints CEO; and Dietitians Association of Australia appoints board leader.
Following Commissioner Lynelle Briggs’ comments that the royal commission’s final report is set to turn the entire sector upside-down, CEOs can’t afford to wait any longer, writes Sandra Hills.