A fourth aged care resident from Dorothy Henderson Lodge with coronavirus has died, the provider has confirmed.
The Department of Health has launched a new process for aged care providers to order personal protective supplies and a new learning module for aged care workers.
A Queensland aged care provider has implemented new screening and access restrictions including temperature checks for staff and visitors.
A group of five aged care industry bodies says the government’s $445 million funding boost is not enough for already struggling providers to maintain essential services during the coronavirus pandemic.
The consumer peak body for older Australians is calling on aged care providers to apply new visitor restrictions safely and sensibly and not in an unnecessarily strict manner.
A Canadian aged care provider is focusing on staff training, upskilling and career development and a team culture to improve retention and deliver quality care, the royal commission hears this week.
Residential aged care facilities will be required to increase restrictions on visitors as the government ramps up measures to control the spread of coronavirus.
Aged care facilities are tightening up screening and access practices in response to advice to restrict visitor access to help protect residents from coronavirus.
The Communicable Diseases Network of Australia has released national guidelines for preventing and managing outbreaks of coronavirus in residential aged care.
West Australian aged care provider Amana Living has launched an education and mentoring program for new nurses and allied health professionals with 10 recent graduates starting placements this month.
The Federal Government has announced funding for providers to access training, additional staff and in-facility testing for coronavirus and flu as part of a $2.4 billion health response to the pandemic.
A new educational resource aims to help aged care providers and staff understand and respond to the coronavirus.
Coronavirus and influenza are among several infectious diseases that aged care providers must prepare for, writes Alison Choy Flannigan.
Aged care entertainment provider SilVR Adventures has launched a new national self-service model for residential care facilities.