Aged care providers have been warned about the consequences of failing to respond to requests from the royal commission or moves to stop employees from speaking up at the inquiry.
Mar 5 – Mar 6 all-day
Mar 28 – Mar 29 all-day
Apr 3 – Apr 4 all-day
May 8 – May 16 all-day
The first public hearing of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety gets underway in Adelaide today to set the scene for the next 15 months.
In the forthcoming March-April edition of Australian Ageing Agenda we put the focus on nutrition, including how aged care facilities can improve the quality of the food they serve, pain management, workforce recruitment and retention and allied health.
The three aged care peaks are setting up a new leadership group to oversee the implementation of the sector’s workforce strategy.
The residential aged care sector is continuing to experience ongoing financial challenges, according to the latest data from StewartBrown’s quarterly benchmarking report.
Researchers and educators from Flinders University are holding a two-day forum to address current issues in aged care and brainstorm solutions for improving the lives of older Australians.
The new independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, which includes a single point of contact for all aged care queries and concerns, has commenced operation.
The government will review whether it is necessary to tighten registration requirements for home care providers following allegations of price-gouging, non-compliance with standards and pushy sales techniques.
The rollout of 10,000 new home care packages flagged in December will begin this week, the federal government says.
Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe has congratulated dementia and aged care advocate Ita Buttrose for being awarded an honorary UNSW Medicine doctorate.
The Multi-Purpose Services aged care program will be expanded in regional, rural and remote areas in five Australian states.
All Victorian disability service providers have been put on notice and some have been referred to police after a review of deaths in the state found “significant failures” to meet obligations.