With the festive season upon us, it’s time to make loneliness and social isolation among ageing Australians a public health priority, writes Kerry Mann.
Answering the royal commission’s questions about substandard care and complaints needs fresh critical analysis rather than a defensive response, writes Greg Adey.
Acorn Network founder Samantha Bowen is calling on all aged care leaders to read the workforce strategy report and take action today.
There are more therapeutic ways to respond to a person with dementia than lying to them, writes Ben Boland.
Ensuring good nutrition in aged care is so much more than providing great food, writes Ngaire Hobbins.
Providers should consider the likely outcomes of the aged care royal commission and act before they are forced to by law, writes Nick Albrow.
Scalabrini’s newest facility marks the emergence of a new paradigm in Australia, writes Richard Fleming.
It is important for aged care providers and facility staff to understand how they can support young residents with disability to connect to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, writes Luke Bo’sher.
As Australia’s aged care sector straps itself in for an 18-month royal commission, providers have pledged to co-operate “fully and transparently to achieve the outcomes we all want”.
If history is any guide, the Royal Commission into the aged care sector will focus on systemic issues rather than the role of a few bad apples, write Ian Holland and Lisa Fenn.
Amana Living’s dedicated staffing approach embodies person-centred care and its principles are transferable to any organisation, writes CEO Stephanie Buckland.
As the banking industry licks its wounds following the recent royal commission, there are some sobering lessons for aged care providers, writes Gerry McCusker.
Aged care organisations should implement workplace guidelines to ensure all staff are aware of new national family violence leave entitlements, writes Charles Watson.
A group of legal academics believes the aged care royal commission is likely to expose a range of human rights protection gaps and write that both a broader focus and a human rights-specific reference is needed.