The next public hearing of the aged care royal commission will focus on dementia and quality, safety and restrictive practices in residential aged care, the commission has announced.
Just days after being announced, the royal commission into disability has become mired in controversy with calls for two commissioners to resign.
A Senate inquiry has recommended the federal government clarify that residential aged care providers ultimately hold a duty of care to all residents and that the quality commission has a similar responsibility for regulation.
National peak and advocacy organisations representing aged care and culturally diverse consumers are the latest recipients of aged care funding in the Morrison Government’s post-budget cash splash.
The introduction of mandatory income-tested fees for home care would be positive for both the sustainability of the sector and for consumers, the aged care royal commission has heard.
There are other solution-focused ways to try and overcome a resident’s aggression or agitation, Tamar Krebs writes.
Service providers are likely to fall under the spotlight of the proposed disability royal commission, according to draft terms of reference released by the government.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care is a welcome development for many reasons including the opportunities it provides to reflect on the achievements as well as the oversights of the reforms in home care, Dr Beatriz Cardona writes.
The aged care royal commissioners should invite a range of health specialists to suggest low cost and easily implementable objective quality measures for residential care, the inquiry has been told.
Teaching aged care services have failed to become core to Australia’s aged care system due to a lack of political will, writes Dr Kate Barnett.
Unspent home care funds are creating a “perverse incentive” for providers to spend the money inappropriately, the Royal Commission has heard.
The aged care royal commissioners already seem to be forming a view that the sector is complacent about change, and providers need to dispel that perception by being open and upfront, an industry conference has heard.
Regulations need to allow for greater consumer choice in residential aged care so the industry can provide individualised care, the aged care royal commission has heard.
The royal commission has asked aged care provider peak Leading Age Services Australia about its record on advocating in the interests of residents.