The Federal Government has announced residential aged care will receive an additional $320 million as part of its new $662 million package to support older Australians.
Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA)
The residential aged care sector is continuing to experience ongoing financial challenges, according to the latest data from StewartBrown’s quarterly benchmarking report.
The new independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, which includes a single point of contact for all aged care queries and concerns, has commenced operation.
A new website and social media campaign that aims to highlight and celebrate positive aspects of aged care care through personal stories of those working in the sector has been launched today.
Publishing staff-to-resident ratios in aged care is a positive first step for increasing transparency but it’s not enough for consumers to make informed decisions, according to a parliamentary inquiry report.
Not-for-profit company directors are failing to engage with cybersecurity at their own peril, a report warns.
Individuals and organisations in the residential aged care sector were recognised for their outstanding achievements at an industry conference this week.
All aged care facilities need to implement a domestic violence program or policy to support their staff and to ensure they are aware of the help that is available, an industry conference in Sydney heard.
Aged care peak body Aged and Community Services Australia has launched a social media campaign to showcase positive aged care stories at its national conference this week among several sessions focused on the sector’s workforce.
Aged care peaks want more measures to address future demand for services and provider sustainability while the nurses’ union slams the budget for failing to deliver improvements to staffing.
Aged care has been a hot-button topic in the lead-up to this weekend’s state election in South Australia.
There is overwhelming support among not-for-profit aged care providers for the establishment of an independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, a new survey shows.
Labor has committed to review the Aged Care Funding Instrument if elected, but said it is not in the position to reverse the government’s funding changes – a statement peak bodies have challenged.
Peak bodies have expressed disappointment that reform proposals recommended in the recent Aged Care Roadmap did not feature in last night’s budget, while Alzheimer’s Australia said the budget had overlooked the need for further investment in dementia care.