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.
Almost 1,500 people have downloaded the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission’s mobile app on the sector’s quality standards in its first month.
A new knowledge hub provides resources and tools to help prevent elder abuse and recognise it when it occurs.
Pharmacy-generated alerts when a resident starts or changes medicine and a falls-risk status on medication charts are among new strategies identified to help prevent falls in aged care.
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.
A new virtual reality application is helping aged care workers understand and improve the dining experiences of aged care recipients with dementia.
Following Commissioner Lynelle Briggs’ comments that the royal commission’s final report is set to turn the entire sector upside-down, CEOs can’t afford to wait any longer, writes Sandra Hills.
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.
The aged care sector needs to attract people from other industries to help meet the demand for workers, a provider will tell an upcoming industry conference on workforce.
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.
Work choice is the ultimate respect for elders, writes Sean Rooney.
Aged care organisations are aiming to better engage consumers, respond to the royal commission’s findings as they are published and reflect on their own organisation from now until the final report is released.