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.
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.