An AMA position statement says innovation and enhanced technology must be included in all current and future aged care planning.
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The government says Medium Term Accommodation will now be available under the NDIS as it moves to keep young people out of aged care.
A submission to the Aged Care Royal Commission has laid out concerns about individualised funding in home care, saying it has eroded working conditions and reduced the quality of care.
Following Commissioner Lynelle Briggs’ comments that the royal commission’s final report is set to turn the entire sector upside-down, CEOs can’t afford to wait any longer, writes Sandra Hills.
Aged care stakeholders and industry observers say the government’s announcement of 10,000 new home care packages isn’t enough.
The government has announced 10,000 additional home care packages and new targets to get people with disability out of aged care facilities.
Regional community care providers have rejected a return to block funding, saying the benefits of consumer directed care are too important to give up.
The aged care royal commission’s interim report comprehensively addresses a range of system failures but it lacks reference to human rights, says a law expert.
The groups representing Australia’s pharmacists and community pharmacies have backed the aged care royal commission’s calls to strengthen medication review program.
Home care has been identified as one of three areas requiring immediate action in the interim report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality Safety.
Successive Australian governments have lacked the will to commit to change or adopt recommendations from the many aged care reviews and inquiries of the past two decades.
Enterprise bargaining has been an ‘abject failure’ in terms of improving wages and conditions in the home care sector, the Royal Commssion has been told.
Sector peak ACSA has backed a star-rating approach to evaluating staffing levels like the one at the centre of a new report that found more than half of Australian aged care residents are in facilities with too few staff.
Aged Care Royal Commissioner Richard Tracey has died after a short battle with cancer.