Almost 3,000 more aged care residents recorded significant unplanned weight loss last quarter than in the previous period, the latest aged care quality indicators report shows.
The number of loss-making aged care facilities continues to rise and is expected to worsen due to the coronavirus pandemic, an industry expert tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Aged care service delivery methodology and issues with current research practices need to be addressed before establishing a government-funded dedicated ageing research centre, industry experts tell the royal commission.
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.
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.
A South Australian aged care provider has teamed up with the state government and two training services to deliver a new aged traineeship program to mature-aged individuals.
The Communicable Diseases Network of Australia has released national guidelines for preventing and managing outbreaks of coronavirus in residential aged care.
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.
Access to personal protective equipment and maintaining an adequate number of staff are among key workforce concerns aged care providers raised at a recent forum.
If you are using the My Aged Care portal or taxation office’s business portal, it is time to set up myGovID.
The aged care industry and government need to work together on creating common standards and interoperability to break down silos affecting the sector, a technology council chair tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
The federal health department is bringing experts and aged care stakeholders together today to provide information on coronavirus and help providers prepare for an outbreak.
Counsel assisting propose the residential and home aged care and support programs be combined into a single program as soon as possible with demand-driven funding based on assessed need.