Publishing staffing ratios with relevant data and context is required so people seeking aged care can make informed decisions, submissions into the recent staffing ratio inquiry shows.
A new innovative service delivery model which focuses on resident wellness, choice and lifestyle aims to improve the quality of life of residents, a strategy and innovation expert told an industry conference this week.
Australia’s peak doctors’ group is calling on the Commonwealth to fund a quality aged care workforce following the release of a member survey that raises concerns over doctors cutting back on facility visits, a lack of trained nurses and inadequate financial compensation.
The three aged care peak bodies have jointly called for a focus on aged care funding in the five upcoming Federal by-elections.
The new peak body to support the national coordination and advocacy of issues relating to the prevention of elder abuse has been formally launched to coincide with today’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Aged care peak bodies have jointly called for an urgent funding boost for the residential aged sector following the release of new data this week that shows an increase in the number of facilities running at a loss.
Amid concerns about potential funding losses, providers are hopeful a forthcoming analysis will provide a clear picture of the likely impacts of proposed changes to residential aged care funding.
Aged care facilities could lose more than $6,000 on average per resident annually under proposed changes to the Aged Care Funding Instrument, according to analysis.
Seniors and aged care providers say the government must act on systemic failures in regulatory oversight and study role of quality agency following Senate report.
A new analysis puts the cost of caring for residents with dementia above earlier estimates, which advocates and providers say highlights the need for sustainable funding.
Aged care providers are calling on the Federal Government to adopt the recommendations of the Tune Review in this year’s Budget, submissions show.
UPDATED: A Senate inquiry into aged care quality assessment and accreditation is struggling to capture the interest of an industry regularly under review and a Senate with much on its plate.
Seniors and legal centres call for government to enact new elder abuse recommendations while aged care providers say report will inform ongoing reviews.
Aged care’s new technology roadmap has been welcomed by government and the opposition for its potential to integrate into the ongoing reform process.