The government needs to act on a number of workforce recommendations before the sector can improve employee attraction and retention, the workforce taskforce chair tells the royal commission.
Reconceptualising residential aged care from an institution to a home has inadvertently led to today’s less clinically skilled and oriented workforce, an expert tells the aged care royal commission.
Sector peak ACSA has backed a star-rating approach to evaluating staffing levels like the one at the centre of a new report that found more than half of Australian aged care residents are in facilities with too few staff.
Aged Care Royal Commissioner Richard Tracey has died after a short battle with cancer.
Aged care providers should use the royal commission as a platform to advocate for what they need to deliver quality care and to learn how to best do it, a national aged care conference has heard.
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.
The aged care system needs a “radical redesign” based on the consumer experience and unrestricted by jurisdictions or sources of funds, providers tell the royal commission.
Aged care reforms and urgent action to improve the sector’s viability must go ahead now despite the six-month extension of the royal commission, stakeholders say.
The government has faced a grilling about why it allows young people with disabilities to languish in aged care facilities.
Technology should be embedded in aged care operations and services and reflected in the quality standards, the sector’s technology peak has told the aged care royal commission.
Embedding pharmacists, tackling ageist practices, removing inequities and doing more to welcome pets in residential aged care are among recommendations in recent submissions to the royal commission.
Serious questions about the adequacy of home care regulation have been raised at the Aged Care Royal Commission.
The government has been slow in implementing recommended reforms and regulatory officials lack inquisitiveness, the royal commission has heard.
Gaps in audit documentation and a lack of transparency in accreditation and sanction procedures at a Victorian facility have been under the spotlight of the royal commission this week.