63 people at the Mayflower Aged Care Facility in Westmead have been diagnosed with gastroenteritis.
Doctors warn that the new Aged Care Access Initiative offers little incentive for them to visit nursing homes.
A leading economist warns that aged care providers would need to be compensated for rising energy costs from 2010 onwards.
A multimedia communications campaign will be launched next year to improve public perceptions of aged care.
Meals on Wheels organisations face the challenge of recruiting younger volunteers as they celebrate National Meals on Wheels Day.
Australia will have higher prevalences of chronic disease and more older doctors in coming years.
In a letter published in the Ballarat Courier today, The Aged Care Standards & Accreditation Agency has responded to claims made during the week that their review of Kirralee Nursing home “did not consider the whole scenario”.
The Department of Health and Ageing has decided to take further action against the Adelaide nursing home and issue the operators with an official notice.
The July 18 inspection by the Department of Health and Ageing found Kirralee had failed in 33 of 44 minimum standards of care and resulted in the strongest sanctions ever placed on an aged care facility.
The Workplace Ombudsman has decided to fine Healthcare Recruiting Australia Pty Ltd for underpaying three nursing assistants more than $15,000. The nurses were employed under 457 visa scheme.
Minister for Ageing, Mrs Justine Elliot has defended the Federal Government’s support for community care, saying it helped older Australians remain independent and in their homes.
The Royal College of Nursing Australia has been appointed to administer the $6.9 million aged care component of the Bringing Nurses Back into the Workforce program.
The Melbourne public hearing of the Better Care for our Carers inquiry is looking to the future at innovations that can help carers stay in the workforce.
Brighton Aged Care in Adelaide, owned by Aged Care Services, is under federal investigation, after an audit raised concerns about potential neglect and basic standards of care.