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.
The Federal Government has announced medication management and education initiatives to reduce chemical restraint in aged care as part of a $500 million-plus response to the royal commission’s interim report.
A change in attitude towards older people is needed to improve care quality, not just additional resources, the aged care minister tells an industry conference.
A parliamentary committee has recommended the legislation regarding restraints in aged care remain but with amendments to clarify consent laws and further consultation with stakeholders.
The inquiry into the sudden collapse of aged care services at Earle Haven has recommended greater regulatory capability and better oversight of approved providers and financial, commercial and sub-contracting arrangements.
The aged care royal commission’s interim report comprehensively addresses a range of system failures but it lacks reference to human rights, says a law expert.
The federal and state health ministers have made medicine safety a national priority in the wake of the aged care royal commission’s interim findings.
The groups representing Australia’s pharmacists and community pharmacies have backed the aged care royal commission’s calls to strengthen medication review program.