The time between an older person’s approval and entry into residential aged care continues to rise while the sector’s occupancy rates drop further, new government figures show.
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Many aged care providers are selling additional services but some are charging residents fees for services required under legislation, according to a new industry report.
The aged care minister has refuted claims that the government is intending to privatise the aged care assessment process as part of plans to streamline assessments.
The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is now the single regulator of aged care services and the primary point of contact for aged care providers and consumers for quality and safety matters.
As the year comes to a close, today marks AAA’s final regular newsletter of 2019.
The government is seeking feedback on where to allocate 10,000 new residential aged care beds in 2020.
Aged care providers should select staff based on their qualifications, experience and character rather than their religion, an aged care lawyer tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
A new program is aiming to get more than 15,000 inactive older Australians across the country physically and socially active through group exercises classes delivered face-to-face and over telehealth.
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.
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.
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.
The aged care regulator downgraded more than two in five residential aged care funding claims audited last financial year, the government’s annual aged care report shows.
The aged care industry’s technology peak has launched a peer mentoring initiative to help build capacity and a technology-enabled aged care sector.
The Federal Government has announced medication management and education initiatives to reduce chemical restraint in aged care as part of a $500 million-plus response to the royal commission’s interim report.