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.
The aged care industry’s technology peak has launched a peer mentoring initiative to help build capacity and a technology-enabled aged care sector.
A passionate personal care assistant, a team promoting aged care work to students and a dental service delivering tailored care to residents have each been recognised for their achievements.
Aged care stakeholders welcome the Federal Government’s response to the royal commission’s interim report but say there is still more work to do.
The Federal Government has announced medication management and education initiatives to reduce chemical restraint in aged care as part of a $500 million-plus response to the royal commission’s interim report.
A change in attitude towards older people is needed to improve care quality, not just additional resources, the aged care minister tells an industry conference.
A new video series has been launched to encourage and help people talk with their loved ones about accessing residential aged care services.
The head of a Melbourne training organisation has set up a member-based registration and professional development scheme for aged care workers.
The future aged care workforce needs to have compassion, knowledge on complex issues and access to career-long learning, an expert tells an aged care forum.