The classification method used in the proposed residential aged care funding model is complex and poor-performing and alternative modelling should be explored, the consultation on the new model hears.
All aged care providers will be assessed under the new standards from July and they have been advised not to expect the transition period to continue beyond this date.
There is no case for fixed staffing ratios in Australian residential aged care, a leading industry consultant has told the royal commission.
Aged care providers around the country are celebrating the thousands of people who give their time, energy and skills for free to support the wellbeing of residents.
Aged care stakeholders have congratulated the re-elected Morrison government but reiterated calls for a Cabinet position for the sector’s minister and urgent action on key issues.
Aged care innovator Natasha Chadwick has been named Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year and is using the platform to call for change to the industry.
The national spiritual care and ageing peak body has received $544,000 to help aged care staff meet their obligations for spiritual care under the new standards and empower consumers about their rights.
A Labor government will ensure that every aged care facility has a registered nurse on site 24 hours a day, publishes its staff skill mix and has appropriate and properly-trained staff at all times, the leader of the Opposition has announced.
The Australian Labor Party has promised $100 million to expand access to culturally appropriate residential aged care for seniors from multicultural backgrounds if elected to government.
Residential aged care providers have reported more than 112,000 incidents of substandard care in survey responses to the aged care royal commission, the inquiry has heard this week.
The government has announced $34 million in funding to establish a research institution to examine new ways to deliver care for seniors and training and education for aged care providers.
The aged care royal commission has released a research paper highlighting the immediate and long-term pressures on the system ahead of next week’s public hearings in Sydney.
The Morrison Government has announced funding for a national trial of an Australian-developed pain recognition app for aged care residents with dementia.
Aged care in Australia appears to be heading toward the same risk-averse culture that exists in England, warns a visiting aged care executive.