Aged care workers need a strong connection with residents to be able to deliver high-quality care, an aged care executive tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
This week’s decision to increase the national minimum wage by 3 per cent will affect many aged care organisations from 1 July, writes Charles Watson.
There is no case for fixed staffing ratios in Australian residential aged care, a leading industry consultant has told the royal commission.
Aged care providers need to be open about the end-of-life services they can and can’t provide and refer elsewhere when necessary, writes Larissa McIntyre.
Aged care organisations need to ensure their approach to clinical governance puts aged care clients at the centre, a provider’s head of quality and safety tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Tasmanian Liberal senator Richard Colbeck has been given the aged care portfolio in Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s ministry reshuffle.
A Queensland study is investigating the impact university students living in aged care facilities has on the social isolation and quality of life of residents.
Many large family-owned for-profit aged care providers lack transparency and accountability for the public funds they receive, a new report has found.
The new quality standards require aged care services to include advance care and end-of-life planning according to individual consumers’ preferences.
Aged care providers around the country are celebrating the thousands of people who give their time, energy and skills for free to support the wellbeing of residents.
Aged care stakeholders have congratulated the re-elected Morrison government but reiterated calls for a Cabinet position for the sector’s minister and urgent action on key issues.
Residential aged care providers and the family of residents should also be accountable for any psychotropic medications prescribed, a leading dementia expert tells the royal commission.
Aged care innovator Natasha Chadwick has been named Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year and is using the platform to call for change to the industry.
Physical restraints do not improve quality of life and they should be banned from use in residential aged care, a medical expert has told the aged care inquiry.