An educational video has been launched to help aged care services comply with the sector’s incoming quality standards.
Consumer reporting for home and community-based aged care services is set to come into force in June.
A Senate inquiry has recommended the federal government clarify that residential aged care providers ultimately hold a duty of care to all residents and that the quality commission has a similar responsibility for regulation.
The preparatory work for a new serious incident scheme for aged care announced in this week’s budget includes developing a consultation paper, further research and legislative amendments.
The federal budget contains few surprises for the aged care sector with most measures previously announced and already allocated.
A government-commissioned report recommends a broader range of reportable incidents in aged care and outlines five options for a new serious incident scheme, three of which apply across all settings.
Aged care organisations need to ensure the services they procure also meet the new quality standards, a provider’s head of procurement tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
The quality commission has released a report detailing and analysing what consumers are saying about the quality of residential aged care services.
The Australian Pain Society has launched a new resource to help aged care workers better identify, assess and manage pain among residents.
Encouraging residents and their families to provide feedback on the organisation and having a consumer directed model of care are among the integrated approaches one provider is implementing to meet the new standards.
A “significant” imbalance of power has made residents and home care recipients fearful of making complaints, the royal commission into aged care heard.
The aged care sector’s new independent regulator has launched a tool for providers to understand and assess their performance against the new quality standards.
The Department of Health has updated the provider resource for the new aged care quality standards to include concerns about the inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications as a form of chemical restraint.
For-profit aged care provider Bupa is committed to taking action to meet the standards expected by its residents and the community, its interim chief operating officer tells Australian Ageing Agenda.