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.
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.
The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is now the single regulator of aged care services and the primary point of contact for aged care providers and consumers for quality and safety matters.
The government is seeking feedback on where to allocate 10,000 new residential aged care beds in 2020.
Aged care providers should select staff based on their qualifications, experience and character rather than their religion, an aged care lawyer tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Aged care residents in regional and remote facilities are more likely to be physically restrained than their city-dwelling counterparts, the first report of the government’s now mandatory program on quality indicators shows.
Provider peak bodies have reiterated their concerns for the aged care sector following the release of the Government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook.
Seven organisations representing aged care providers have come together to call on the Federal Government to address the sector’s urgent funding and accessibility issues in the December mini-budget.
The role of aged care’s regulator has been expanded to include oversight of approving all aged care providers and all compliance and enforcement actions.
The Queensland government inquiry investigating the sudden closure of a Gold Coast aged care facility in July is calling for subcontractors to be as accountable as approved providers.
The aged care regulator downgraded more than two in five residential aged care funding claims audited last financial year, the government’s annual aged care report shows.
The health department is seeking aged care stakeholder input on changes to the quality indicator and additional services programs in residential aged care.
SA Health has teamed up with aged care provider HammondCare to build and deliver a cottage-style specialist dementia care facility in a village-like environment.
Aged care stakeholders welcome the Federal Government’s response to the royal commission’s interim report but say there is still more work to do.