The shortage of skills and knowledge in health services management have never been more exposed than they are right now under the spotlight of the Aged Care and Disability Royal Commissions and new sector-wide Safety and Quality Regimes.
There can be no aged care without carers. The personal care workers and nursing staff who front up every day are, obviously enough, the backbone of the entire enterprise. However the 2018 Report of Commonwealth Aged Care Workforce Strategy highlights significant stresses faced by this workforce. ‘Crisis’ may be too strong a word, but the […]
Warehousing. When I first began working in the area of ageing and spirituality nearly 10 years ago, this was the term that Professor Elizabeth MacKinlay used to describe residential aged care. At the time it seemed extreme, provocative even, but it stuck with me. As the work of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality […]
New to the Australian market, TENA® Identifi™ has been well received by one of Australia’s leading providers of in-home care, residential aged care, disability services and retirement living. TENA Identifi enables Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) to conduct accurate continence assessments to provide true individualised care. The system is made up of specially designed pads […]
Modern Australia is going through a major reappraisal of what we mean by ‘spiritual’. For some, spiritual’ is either an illusion, or at best a kind of emotion—awe and wonder at the fact of existence, at beauty in its various forms, and at relationships of love. For others, the universe is upheld by a personal […]
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has released its interim report. It is both a harrowing and fascinating read.
The Aged Care Royal Commission’s Interim Report released on 31 October has placed the government, industry and community on notice for significant reform to come. The report has outlined how the aged care system has failed to meet the needs of our older and often vulnerable, citizens. As the market leading continence brand in Australia, […]
Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) may not be where you expect to find the latest in new technology. However, technological advancements are appearing with increasing frequency in Aged Care and some outstanding innovations are being implemented to improve residents’ quality of life. There has been much discussion about surveillance and monitoring in RACFs and how […]
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has identified many areas in the sector that require reform. One area that could be improved to provide best practice care, is continence management and assessment. Incontinence is highly prevalent in aged care with 70.9 per cent1 of consumers in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) experiencing […]
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There are many challenges and opportunities for aged care providers in this time of significant industry reform.
While our aged care system has served Australia relatively well, it’s clear that the system as a whole needs to change. Here’s why
The royal commission should recommend the use of modern electronic systems across the aged care industry, writes Health Metrics.
Are you prepared for a market transition which is already well underway?