Aged care providers have been warned about the consequences of failing to respond to requests from the royal commission or moves to stop employees from speaking up at the inquiry.
The first public hearing of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety gets underway in Adelaide today to set the scene for the next 15 months.
In the forthcoming March-April edition of Australian Ageing Agenda we put the focus on nutrition, including how aged care facilities can improve the quality of the food they serve, pain management, workforce recruitment and retention and allied health.
The three aged care peaks are setting up a new leadership group to oversee the implementation of the sector’s workforce strategy.
The residential aged care sector is continuing to experience ongoing financial challenges, according to the latest data from StewartBrown’s quarterly benchmarking report.
Researchers and educators from Flinders University are holding a two-day forum to address current issues in aged care and brainstorm solutions for improving the lives of older Australians.
The new independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, which includes a single point of contact for all aged care queries and concerns, has commenced operation.
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has released a four-stage implementation plan to meet its recommendations of minimum staffing and providing 4.3 hours of care per resident per day by 2025.
With Christmas almost at our door, this is the final regular AAA newsletter of 2018.
Doctors’ groups have welcomed the additional $98 million to increase payments to general practitioners visiting aged care residents announced in the Government’s half yearly budget update.
Retirement living industry peaks are urging all retirement village operators to sign to the industry code of conduct launched today to demonstrate their commitment to high standards and resident satisfaction.
A new website and social media campaign that aims to highlight and celebrate positive aspects of aged care care through personal stories of those working in the sector has been launched today.
Aged care innovation network innovAGEING has launched a new program that brings together aged care industry experts to boost the initiative’s knowledge and the sector’s innovation capacity.
ACT provider Goodwin Aged Care has hired a pharmacist to work across its three residential aged care facilities as part of the organisation’s goal to improve resident access to medications.