The first witnesses in the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will begin giving evidence from February, the commission has announced.
Also in this wrap: FECCA appoints acting CEO; and Braemar appoints facility manager.
The aged care royal commission will get underway early next year with an opening hearing set for the third week of January.
Answering the royal commission’s questions about substandard care and complaints needs fresh critical analysis rather than a defensive response, writes Greg Adey.
The aged care royal commission is seeking a report from every aged care outlet detailing any instance of sub-standard care in the last five years and action taken to improve services.
Aged care providers should work with other sector stakeholders to present a consistent message to the royal commission like it did in the lead up to the 2012 reforms, a key industry conference has heard.
Calls to the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner increased by 30 per cent following the announcement of the aged care royal commission, a government committee has heard.
Providers should consider the likely outcomes of the aged care royal commission and act before they are forced to by law, writes Nick Albrow.
Aged care providers have been advised to begin setting up their “war rooms” in preparation for the royal commission.
The future of Australia’s aged care industry will be shaped by the Royal Commission, LASA CEO Sean Rooney has told delegates at the peak organisation’s national conference in Adelaide.
Aged care organisations should be prepared to voice their position on social matters as part of their overall brand and marketing strategy, an upcoming industry conference will hear.
The aged care royal commission is an opportunity to bring policy and services in line with community expectations and what stakeholders are willing to pay, but it mustn’t interfere with reforms underway or decisions on others, aged care CEOs tell Australian Ageing Agenda.
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”.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned the nation to “brace itself for some difficult stories” as he revealed the terms of reference for the aged care royal commission.