More than 16,000 elderly people died waiting for home care in 2017-18. We can and must do better, writes Dr Olivia Ball.
In an aged care system ruled by consumers, choice will still be limited by resources, writes Mark Sheldon-Stemm.
The ongoing Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has highlighted several shocking deficiencies in the care of older Australians including the lack of oral care, writes Dr Kathleen Matthews.
Aged care providers and governments need to plan now for the impact of lifelong renters on the financial models driving the industry, writes James Kelly.
Traditional residential aged care and home care business models will not survive mid-long term in the new customer-driven, competitive marketplace of aged care and health care, writes Michael Goldsworthy.
Residential providers need to use a consumer-directed model of care to meet the new quality standards, writes Mark Sheldon-Stemm.
The new quality standards require aged care services to include advance care and end-of-life planning according to individual consumers’ preferences.
It is time we were all a lot more ageing and death literate, writes Rosie Bonnin.
An elevated aged care cleaning profession can better serve residents and other facility staff, writes Errol Goldberg.
Transparency and partnerships are the future of aged care, writes Marlon Giuliani.
The Pension Loan Scheme was designed as a tool to fund home care contributions, but when the time comes, the amount of allowable borrowings may well be exhausted, writes Paul Dwyer.
In the absence of appropriately drafted policies or contracts of employment, aged care employers may be required to pay superannuation on annual leave loading, writes Grace Kim.
The flu season is fast approaching and aged care workers and residents are among those recommended to have a vaccination, writes Natalie Soulsby.
A new book warning about the impact of ageism and negative stereotypes on the medical care of older people is a must read for all in the aged care sector, writes Ngaire Hobbins.