Aged care providers in Sydney have rallied to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents during this week’s bushfires.
The directors of aged care organisations have a range of duties to consider in times of insolvency or mergers and acquisitions, writes Alison Choy Flannigan.
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.
Older Tasmanians are more likely to be impacted by failing aged care services than mainland seniors because the state has the highest proportion of seniors coupled with a small number of services, the aged care royal commission has heard.
Almost 200 residential aged care providers with more than 30,000 residents have insufficient funds to cover their liabilities, according to a new analysis by Leading Age Services Australia.
Two aged care peak bodies and a research centre have joined forces to trial innovations and develop technology with older people.
Supporting aged care workers to express their emotions can improve staff health and wellbeing, according to Macquarie Universirty research.
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 and its findings are “brilliant” because it will lead to a better system like it did in Britain, a conference on ageing hears.
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.
There should be more aged care services in regional, rural and remote Australia purely because there is a greater proportion of older people in these areas, the royal commission has heard this week.
South Australia’s health minister has announced the state government is looking for a new technology provider to run a trial of surveillance and monitoring system in aged care facilities.
The aged care royal commissioners have rejected industry calls for a significant increase in government funding to aged care before the end of the inquiry due to the need for a major transformation.