Publishing staff-to-resident ratios in aged care is a positive first step for increasing transparency but it’s not enough for consumers to make informed decisions, according to a parliamentary inquiry report.
Brightwater Care has been selected to operate and test a prototype service for the government’s national program to support people with severe responsive behaviours associated with dementia.
Allied health professionals certified with limited registration from their professional body are eligible to provide complex pain management services in residential aged care, the Department of Health has ruled.
The number of sanctions issued to aged care providers more than doubled last financial year compared to the previous year, according to the Government’s annual aged care report.
The aged care royal commission will get underway early next year with an opening hearing set for the third week of January.
The Department of Health is calling on aged care providers and peak bodies to complete a survey about unused residential aged care places.
The aged care sector will benefit from a strengthened framework to deliver greater transparency and accountability of the financial and tax practices of for-profit providers, a senate inquiry has found.
The aged care royal commission is seeking a report from every aged care outlet detailing any instance of sub-standard care in the last five years and action taken to improve services.
Aged care organisations need to advocate for provider access to upload documents to residents’ My Health Records, a rural provider has told the sector’s national technology conference.
Calls to the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner increased by 30 per cent following the announcement of the aged care royal commission, a government committee has heard.
There has been an 85 per cent increase in the number of applications to set aged care accommodation prices above the threshold compared to the previous year, the Aged Care Pricing Commissioner’s annual report shows.
The Commonwealth Government has announced health sector leader Janet Anderson as the first commissioner of the aged care sector’s new quality regulator.
A parliamentary inquiry has called for legislation to ensure aged care facilities have at least one registered nurse on site at all times and a review of funding to assess its adequacy to meet residents’ needs.
The launch of navigator trials into the aged care system to assist older Australians seeking to enter residential care has been announced by the Government this week.