The Federal Opposition leader has called on the government to cancel its plans to put aged care assessments out to tender in an address to a political, business and media forum this week.
CHSP providers whose ability to deliver services has been hit by the recent bushfires can apply for additional one-off federal funding.
The Health Services Union is calling for a Medicare-style levy to fund Australia’s aged care system.
The South Australian health department has launched a $16 million grants program to improve access to palliative care services including in residential aged care homes.
The quality and safety commission is rolling out an evidence-based training and support program to reduce the inappropriate use of sedatives in aged care homes in remote and very remote areas.
The Federal Government has announced a $50 million initiative to support residential aged care services in financial trouble to improve or cease operations.
The Department of Health has announced that secretary Glenys Beauchamp is retiring and chief medical officer Professor Brendan Murphy as her successor.
Australia’s low level of spending on aged care compared to other nations is “embarrassing” and putting the care of seniors at risk, say aged care peak bodies.
Two new research papers presented to the Royal Commission contain learnings from overseas about improving home care and supporting carers.
The Productivity Commission has found unmet demand for home support and falling satisfication with services.
The time between an older person’s approval and entry into residential aged care continues to rise while the sector’s occupancy rates drop further, new government figures show.
The aged care minister has refuted claims that the government is intending to privatise the aged care assessment process as part of plans to streamline assessments.
Analysts have found ‘merit’ in the government’s planned overhaul of home care funding.
The Australian Digital Health Agency and aged care medication management specialists Webstercare have launched an e-health record initiative to improve the management of medications.