The assessment and funding model proposed by the University of Wollongong’s landmark study recommends residents be grouped by 13 payment classes and facilities not be advised of a resident’s class until after they are in care.
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A new initiative will deliver psychological services to aged care residents and provide training opportunities for staff working in residential care facilities.
The government has launched a four-year national plan to combat elder abuse through action in five priority areas including research, education, prevention and the strengthening of support services and safeguards.
The one-off $320 million increase to residential aged care subsidies takes affect from today, the government has announced.
The introduction of mandatory income-tested fees for home care would be positive for both the sustainability of the sector and for consumers, the aged care royal commission has heard.
There are other solution-focused ways to try and overcome a resident’s aggression or agitation, Tamar Krebs writes.
The average amount of unspent funds per home care package client has hit almost $7,000 and total unspent funds are likely to reach $600 million by the end of the financial year, a key financial analysis shows.
Researchers are working with Meals on Wheels to find ways of boosting the energy and protein intake of customers.
Aged care’s palliative care evidence and practice resource centre has developed two new resources to help aged care nurses and care workers provide quality end-of-life care.
Regulatory changes and funding pressures have led to the “disturbing statistic” that more than 42 per cent of residential facilities are operating at loss, StewartBrown says in its half-yearly report on the financial performance of the aged care sector.
Aged care organisations need to ensure the services they procure also meet the new quality standards, a provider’s head of procurement tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
A Sydney council is looking outside the box in the way it provides community services to the elderly and disabled to target a broader spectrum of wellbeing needs, including reducing loneliness and isolation.