The aged care sector’s technology body has launched a mentoring initiative to support providers to implement effective information technology systems.
A new evidence-based education package developed by La Trobe University aims to fill a training gap for personal care workers in the residential aged care sector.
The consumer watchdog has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court alleging Bupa Aged Care Australia breached the law by charging thousands of residents a fee for extra services that it did not fully provide.
State-run aged care facilities in South Australia will take part in a $500,000 trial of surveillance and monitoring systems under a federally-funded initiative commencing in the second half of this year.
Residential aged care providers should be able to decide whether they charge a lump sum or a daily payment as part of strategies to manage prudential risk, according to advice provided to the government.
National peak and advocacy organisations representing aged care and culturally diverse consumers are the latest recipients of aged care funding in the Morrison Government’s post-budget cash splash.
Not-for-profit provider peak bodies have been allocated almost $2 million to lead two workforce strategy projects targeting the aged care workforce in rural and remote Australia, the government has announced.
There are more concerning omissions than positive inclusions in this month’s federal budget including no new measures to fix funding in residential aged care, training gaps or the waiting time for services, providers say.
The federal budget contains few surprises for the aged care sector with most measures previously announced and already allocated.
Residential aged care providers need to ensure assessment by an approved person and document alternative alternative options tried before physical or chemical restraint can be used from 1 July.
The federal government has announced the locations and funding round for 12 new specialist dementia care units and the allocation of a further two units to HammondCare.
Our next issue of AAA magazine shines a light on digitising aged care along with professional development opportunities and infection control.
The government has launched the new single charter of rights, which providers will need to sign and give to every aged care recipient in their service.
COTA Australia has raised concerns over the additional time providers have been given to implement the new single charter of rights and is urging organisations to set themselves an earlier deadline.