The federal budget contains few surprises for the aged care sector with most measures previously announced and already allocated.
Aged care peaks welcome the initiatives announced in last night’s federal budget but say it is a missed opportunity to address the urgent issues in the aged care sector.
The federal government is providing $300,000 to develop a learning framework to support cultural training for aged care nurses.
Residential aged care providers need to ensure assessment by an approved person and document alternative alternative options tried before physical or chemical restraint can be used from 1 July.
A government-commissioned report recommends a broader range of reportable incidents in aged care and outlines five options for a new serious incident scheme, three of which apply across all settings.
The federal government has announced the locations and funding round for 12 new specialist dementia care units and the allocation of a further two units to HammondCare.
Australia’s professional association for nurses is calling for minimum education requirements and nationally consistent terminology for the nation’s unregulated health and aged care workers.
Our next issue of AAA magazine shines a light on digitising aged care along with professional development opportunities and infection control.
A provider and university collaboration is examining how aged care residents’ health changes over time with the support of a new specially-designed frailty screening tool.
Nature, relationships between staff and residents and leisure activities and social events are the three things that make living in aged care enjoyable, Queensland University of Technology research finds.
The government has launched the new single charter of rights, which providers will need to sign and give to every aged care recipient in their service.
COTA Australia has raised concerns over the additional time providers have been given to implement the new single charter of rights and is urging organisations to set themselves an earlier deadline.
Aged care nurses are among those awarded scholarships to complete postgraduate palliative care programs under a new initiative that aims to improve end-of-life care across settings.
The assessment and funding model proposed by the University of Wollongong recommends residents be grouped by 13 payment classes and that facilities not be advised of a resident’s class until after they are in care.