Industry peak body Catholic Health Australia has raised concerns about how the Federal Government might respond to the Carnell and Paterson review of regulatory issues triggered by the failures at Oakden in South Australia.
Management and staff at two aged care organisations where 16 residents died during this year’s winter flu season lacked the skills and knowledge to respond to an outbreak, an audit by the Quality Agency has found.
Aged care in a decade will look very different to now, writes Fiona Somerville, who offers a peek into what the yet-to-be-determined future may hold.
The ACT primary health network has joined other PHNs around Australia initiating programs to provide expert, coordinated and collaborative health care to aged care facility residents.
Palliative care needs, services and resources in residential aged care are the focus of a $15 million project involving a consortium of national agencies including provider representatives.
Also in this wrap: Benetas opens new facilities for village residents; and Greengate celebrates new Brisbane village.
Aged care facilities should aim to offer flexible dining options and special days, such as barbecues, themed or cultural meals and birthday gatherings, as much as possible, says a leading aged care dietitian.
Culturally-appropriate care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People will be explored in an upcoming video program and interactive live session open to all.
A recent review of the medication charts of 12,344 residents across almost 300 aged care homes has shown significant use of antimicrobials for residents without infection being present.
No-one likes the idea of losing their independence, but for Forgotten Australians the prospect of being re-institutionalised is terrifying, writes Boris Kaspiev.
Nurses at 13 of Bupa’s aged care facilities in Victoria have entered the third day of strikes and given notice the action will continue next week.
The Federal Government has announced the focus and membership of the aged care workforce taskforce, with the omission of a worker representative drawing the ire of unions and Labor.
Aged care facilities are now being surveyed about infection control practices and vaccination rates during compliance monitoring visits, according to the sector’s quality regulator.
A project is underway to assist aged care providers strengthen their policies on client consent and supported decision-making after new research has highlighted significant gaps.