The Minister has acknowledged the “very unique” circumstances of the mainly indigenous home.
Overnight respite and employed carer services have been granted ongoing funding commitments.
Aged care facilities seeking new places in the next ACAR will have to show they have suitable disaster plans in place.
A rural Victorian facility which was forced to evacuate during the recent fires has been hit with sanctions.
The Minister for Ageing says the government’s commitment to transition care is progressing well, with over 10,000 older Australians accessing the system last year.
The agency has formally advised that there is no longer a serious risk to the health and safety of residents at the Melbourne home.
Applications are now open for the federal government’s annual postgraduate aged care nursing scholarships.
The government has launched the first set of recommendations to help older Australians stay physically active and healthy.
Justine Elliot says providers should remunerate nurses “appropriately” but industry leaders say more funding is needed.
The AMA wants the accreditation system to be ammended so that it includes access to medical care.
The government is “considering” allowing more resident contributions but once again the CAP remains a budget secret.
Dr Clive Rogers has welcomed the government’s dental plan but says it is fundamentally flawed.
The high care facility has begun extra training and will appoint a nurse advisor to ensure a high standard of resident care.
The Commonwealth will give grants to almost 350 community respite programs to upgrade their services.