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 announced a pot of money for Commonwealth Home Support, but providers say the drip feed needs to stop.
A provider’s transport service has evolved from simple visits to parks and cafés to a focus on supporting aged care residents to participate in their chosen leisure activities and connect with the broader community.
The government should scrap its new regulation on the use of restraints in aged care and work towards banning restraints altogether, a group of advocates has told a parliamentary inquiry.
The restraint debate is a window into the future challenges of the aged care sector, writes Patricia Sparrow.
The Queensland premier has announced new laws to mandate minimum nurse-to-resident ratios and minimum contact hours from particular care staff in state-owned aged care facilities.
The number of residential aged care providers making a profit has decreased by 12 percentage points to just over half, the seventh Aged Care Financing Authority report shows.
The aged care sector has pledged to work towards a smooth transition to the new Aged Care Quality Standards which are now in force.
The federal government has announced a 1.4 per cent indexation rise for aged care providers – but aged care peaks say this isn’t enough to cover rising wages.
A new pocket-sized brochure has been launched to assist the aged care workforce in identifying elder abuse.
Aged care providers need to focus on engaging residents in their care rather than approaching their families first, an industry conference heard.
The classification method used in the proposed residential aged care funding model is complex and poor-performing and alternative modelling should be explored, the consultation on the new model hears.
Aged care organisations need to focus on keeping their workforce engaged during the scrutiny of the aged care royal commission, an aged care executive tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
All aged care providers will be assessed under the new standards from July and they have been advised not to expect the transition period to continue beyond this date.