The Queensland Government’s new legislation aims to give a new retirement village resident greater clarity about the agreement they are entering into, writes Julie McStay.
The Tune Review was a missed opportunity for a broad debate on financial sustainability, writes Professor Mike Woods.
Aged care in a decade will look very different to now, writes Fiona Somerville, who offers a peek into what the yet-to-be-determined future may hold.
No-one likes the idea of losing their independence, but for Forgotten Australians the prospect of being re-institutionalised is terrifying, writes Boris Kaspiev.
In 2011, England had its own Oakden, which has been followed by ongoing reforms at England’s care regulator and how it assesses quality, writes Nick Albrow.
There needs to be a united approach to shift the current psyche from awareness to action and reform, writes Geoff Rowe.
Melissa Harries shares her insights into how the workplace impacts the mental health of aged care workers, and what leaders can do about it.
The US is moving away from fee-for service to managed care, covering people rather than episodes of care, writes Katie Smith Sloan.
Consumer directed care is about more than choosing what time to have breakfast or electing to have a glass of wine with dinner, writes Professor Marita McCabe.
A salutogenic approach, which focuses on factors for health and wellbeing rather than disease, has enormous relevance in aged care, and particularly dementia care, writes Professor Richard Fleming.
The time has come for Australia to start having important community discussions about aged care, writes Jan Adams.
The notion that aged care quality will be driven by consumers making choices and exercising control has not been demonstrated overseas, write Michael Fine and Beatriz Cardona.
The proposal to charge providers for unannounced accreditation visits is a cost too high for an industry-specific quality assurance system, writes Wayne Belcher.
It’s time for government action to implement the Australian Law Reform Commission’s recommendations for tackling elder abuse, writes Geoff Rowe.