Recent submissions are calling for a shake-up of aged care for Stolen Generations, research into effective staff-to-resident ratios and a regulatory framework that better supports provider viability.
A hospital-based outreach service for aged care has avoided more than half of the physical visits it would usually make and increased its reach by assessing residents by video.
The aged care peaks have welcomed a joint call from Australia’s doctors and nurses for aged care funding and reforms now, but not pleas for staff ratios.
More than 850 facilities with a total of 70,000 places have volunteered to trial an alternative residential aged care funding tool.
A computerised tool can help aged care staff record residents’ medication management preferences to inform clinical and deprescribing decisions, a University of Sydney study finds.
Listening to your gut, getting to know candidates and taking your time are important aspects of the aged care recruitment process, provider chiefs tell an industry conference.
Dementia remains the second leading cause of death in Australia and is likely to take the number one spot in coming years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ new report on causes of death shows.
A quarter of Australians are unaware of the name of the aged care provider their relative uses, indicating a lack of focus on brand positioning and building by many providers.
Many aged care board directors have limited understanding about their actual key roles and responsibilities, a governance masterclass has heard.
The action plan to support older people from diverse backgrounds helps providers identify how to deliver more inclusive and culturally-appropriate services, writes Mary Patetsos.
An aged care provider and client share their perspectives on inclusive aged care and the action plan for people from diverse backgrounds.
A aged care provider and client share their perspectives on inclusive aged care and the action plan for people from diverse backgrounds.
The government has announced a $3 million funding boost to support the national programs for training the aged care workforce and supporting facilities to better manage dementia-related behaviours.
The revenue of three-listed aged care providers has increased but so have costs including for the aged care royal commission, StewartBrown’s latest analysis shows.