The aged care regulator downgraded more than two in five residential aged care funding claims audited last financial year, the government’s annual aged care report shows.
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The Federal Government has announced medication management and education initiatives to reduce chemical restraint in aged care as part of a $500 million-plus response to the royal commission’s interim report.
The financial performance of residential aged care facilities has declined further despite this year’s one-off funding boost, a new industry report shows.
More than 850 facilities with a total of 70,000 places have volunteered to trial an alternative residential aged care funding tool.
A deal between stakeholders about service and funding expectations, aged care treated as a necessary part of ageing and a non-political approach to accessing consumer wealth are among strategies needed.
The Department of Health is seeking residential aged care providers to trial a new assessment framework for residential aged care funding.
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 majority of aged care residents are diagnosed with at least one mental health or behavioural condition while almost a third have high needs in all care domains, a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows.
There are more concerning omissions than positive inclusions in this month’s federal budget including no new measures to fix funding in residential aged care, training gaps or the waiting time for services, providers say.
The federal budget contains few surprises for the aged care sector with most measures previously announced and already allocated.
The number of sanctions issued to aged care providers more than doubled last financial year compared to the previous year, according to the Government’s annual aged care report.
Early results of the national study looking at the drivers of residential aged care costs support the view that costs are driven by care burden rather than medical diagnoses, the lead researcher tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
New research challenges the assumption that culturally-specific care is better able to meet the care needs of aged care residents from non-English-speaking countries.
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.