The structure of aged care’s new quality and safety commission announced by the government 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.
Aged care and retirement living providers and an industry peak body are among 80 members of a new collaboration tasked with growing the digital health industry.
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.
Aged care facilities will no longer be given notice of the date of their re-accreditation audit nor of the members of the assessment team.
Aged care has been a hot-button topic in the lead-up to this weekend’s state election in South Australia.
Aged care facilities could lose more than $6,000 on average per resident annually under proposed changes to the Aged Care Funding Instrument, according to a new analysis.
Establishing a code of practice, pay and conditions, and better recognising personal care workers are among the issues that sector stakeholders have raised with workforce taskforce, says chair John Pollaers.
New protections for seniors and ensuring nationally consistent laws to respond to elder abuse are among the key goals of a new national plan being developed by federal and state governments.
Seniors and aged care providers say the government must act on systemic failures in regulatory oversight and study role of quality agency following Senate report.
Alarm as Senate inquiry says it cannot be confident that catastrophic failures in Oakden facility not occurring elsewhere in Australia.
With numerous reviews, inquiries and changes slated for 2018, AAA presents a helpful guide to navigating the aged care year ahead.
Aged care providers are calling on the Federal Government to adopt the recommendations of the Tune Review in this year’s Budget, submissions show.
The Commonwealth Government will respond to the recommendations of two major aged care reviews in next year’s Federal Budget, this week’s mini-budget shows.