A funded complete-cycle-of-care approach would help address the overuse on antipsychotics in aged care, writes Natalie Soulsby.
Provider peak bodies have reiterated their concerns for the aged care sector following the release of the Government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook.
The team behind an aged care experience platform has picked up first prize at an industry event this week for the proposed redevelopment of its business model to expand services and value to the sector.
A new program is aiming to get more than 15,000 inactive older Australians across the country physically and socially active through group exercises classes delivered face-to-face and over telehealth.
The aged care system needs a national network of government-funded multi-disciplinary hospital outreach services to support aged care recipients in their care facility or home, this week’s inquiry hears.
The royal commission is seeking feedback from aged care stakeholders on the future design of the aged care system and a proposed new model.
A new initiative strives to help aged care providers identify food service areas they are excelling at and those requiring improvement.
New resources aim to help aged care and health professionals better support Stolen Generations survivors when they are accessing care services.
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.