Four out of 10 residential aged care workers are planning to leave the sector within five years because they are overworked, stressed and underpaid, a national worker survey shows.
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Also in this wrap: Bethanie partners with the Australian Medical Association; and Eastern Health partners with legal centre.
Regulations need to allow for greater consumer choice in residential aged care so the industry can provide individualised care, the aged care royal commission has heard.
The Federal Government is working with industry and the Opposition on a bipartisan short-term plan to increase residential aged care funding.
There needs to be greater financial transparency of all aged care providers receiving taxpayer funds plus a stronger focus on the financial sustainability of the sector, a Senate inquiry has heard this week.
The three aged care peak bodies have jointly called for a focus on aged care funding in the five upcoming Federal by-elections.
Organisations named in the recent report on the tax practices of for-profit aged care providers say it contains misleading statements and inaccurate comparisons, submissions to a Senate inquiry show.
The use of strategies to avoid or aggressively minimise tax by for-profit aged care organisations and the impact their financial practices have on service quality and government’s value for money are the subject of a new inquiry.
Aged care and retirement living providers and an industry peak body are among 80 members of a new collaboration tasked with growing the digital health industry.
The peak body representing eight of the largest for-profit aged care providers has announced the appointment of a Canberra bureaucrat as its incoming CEO.
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.
Also in this wrap: leading South Australian aged care provider ECH has made two key appointments to its governance.
Aged care providers are calling on the Federal Government to adopt the recommendations of the Tune Review in this year’s Budget, submissions show.
Also in this wrap: Meaningful Ageing Australia appoints new board member; two executive appointments at Bolton Clarke; and AHURI announces new chief.