A government-commissioned report recommends a broader range of reportable incidents in aged care and outlines five options for a new serious incident scheme, three of which apply across all settings.
The federal government has announced the locations and funding round for 12 new specialist dementia care units and the allocation of a further two units to HammondCare.
The government has launched the new single charter of rights, which providers will need to sign and give to every aged care recipient in their service.
COTA Australia has raised concerns over the additional time providers have been given to implement the new single charter of rights and is urging organisations to set themselves an earlier deadline.
The assessment and funding model proposed by the University of Wollongong recommends residents be grouped by 13 payment classes and that facilities not be advised of a resident’s class until after they are in care.
The government has launched a four-year national plan to combat elder abuse through action in five priority areas including research, education, prevention and the strengthening of support services and safeguards.
The one-off $320 million increase to residential aged care subsidies takes affect from today, the government has announced.
The quality commission has released a report detailing and analysing what consumers are saying about the quality of residential aged care services.
Aged care providers can hire overseas workers to support older Australians from multicultural backgrounds under a new initiative announced by the Federal Government.
There will be 79 new facilities resulting from the aged care places allocated this month with more than a quarter of the new services attached to three for-profit providers, an analysis of the results shows.
Findings from the national quality indicators program will be online later this year and chemical restraints and falls are likely to be added to the list of measures, the quality commissioner has told an aged care conference.
Residential providers in rural, regional and remote areas have picked up more than a third of places in the 2018–19 Aged Care Approvals Round, the government has announced.
The number of residential aged care places across Australia has increased 3.5 per cent in a year, a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows.
The aged care minister has joined aged care workers in Perth this week to celebrate the launch of the new resource to improve aged care services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender Diverse and Intersex seniors.