The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is now the single regulator of aged care services and the primary point of contact for aged care providers and consumers for quality and safety matters.
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Provider peak bodies have reiterated their concerns for the aged care sector following the release of the Government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook.
The role of aged care’s regulator has been expanded to include oversight of approving all aged care providers and all compliance and enforcement actions.
Almost 1,500 people have downloaded the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission’s mobile app on the sector’s quality standards in its first month.
The Queensland government inquiry investigating the sudden closure of a Gold Coast aged care facility in July is calling for subcontractors to be as accountable as approved providers.
A cloud-based clinical care system is allowing frontline staff to spend less time on paperwork and more time with aged care residents, a provider CEO has told an industry conference.
A research institute at Macquarie University has secured $1.8 million to develop a digital dashboard to help aged care providers monitor quality indicators and improve the health and wellbeing of residents.
Gaps in audit documentation and a lack of transparency in accreditation and sanction procedures at a Victorian facility have been under the spotlight of the royal commission this week.
Medication management remains the top reason behind complaints in residential aged care but human resource management is the most frequently unmet outcome during audits, new data from the sector’s regulator shows.
A series of short animated films focused on spiritual care and the quality standards has been launched to help aged care embed practices into their services.
The aged care regulator is taking steps to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all former residents of a Gold Coast facility that closed unexpectedly and has commenced an audit of the provider’s regulatory compliance.
Bupa says it will ensure its aged care facility on the NSW South Coast will continue to operate.
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.
An educational video has been launched to help aged care services comply with the sector’s incoming quality standards.