The structure of aged care’s new quality and safety commission announced by the government this week rejects the recommendation for three separate commissioners, as proposed by the Carnell and Paterson review.
A new single independent quality and safety commission will oversee aged care regulation, compliance and complaints from January next year, the government announced.
Immediate and sustainable long-term funding for aged care topped the list of issues at an industry event in Sydney this week.
Aged care peak bodies have jointly called for an urgent funding boost for the residential aged sector following the release of new data this week that shows an increase in the number of facilities running at a loss.
The proportion of aged care facilities reporting a loss has grown from 34 to 41 per cent in six months, according to StewartBrown’s latest benchmarking report, which found an increasing number of financially vulnerable facilities.
Introducing a new care approach in residential services requires a cultural change training program that is backed by new processes, a provider will tell a best-practice forum on wellness.
An aged care facility in southern NSW is reaping the benefits of digital health after connecting all of its residents to the national e-health system.
The use of antipsychotics in residential aged care has gone down but other medications with similar side effects are being used more often, new research shows.
Declining occupancy, rising staff costs and a fall in revenue are behind the lacklustre financial performance of the three-listed aged care companies, recent analysis shows.
A regional aged care provider is bringing together national influencers and local businesses to strengthen collaboration and improve service growth and employment opportunities.
Regis Aged Care and Japara have confirmed they will refund the fees they charged residents to recover infrastructure and construction costs following the recent Federal Court ruling.
Aged care leader Cynthia Payne has been recognised for delivering innovative aged care services and for mentoring future leaders.
Care workers are critical to preventing wounds among aged care residents and they need to be empowered to act, says an aged care wounds specialist.
Care staff need to understand how to treat and refer on diabetes-related foot ulcers, which affect up to a quarter of diabetics, to prevent amputations, a wound expert says.