Serious questions about the adequacy of home care regulation have been raised at the Aged Care Royal Commission.
The government has been slow in implementing recommended reforms and regulatory officials lack inquisitiveness, the royal commission has heard.
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.
More than 16,000 elderly people died waiting for home care in 2017-18. We can and must do better, writes Dr Olivia Ball.
A community hub that’s been providing support and education for carers in regional Victoria is in danger of closing because of a lack of funds.
The Aged Care Royal Commissioners have praised the “extraordinary” resilience of a witness who spoke about the challenges of being a carer.
Carers may not be accessing available respite services because of quality and safety concerns, the aged care royal commission has heard.
Fostering relationships between staff and residents is key to delivering an inclusive model of care, an aged care CEO tells the royal commission.
The royal commission has heard how an elderly woman who had to enter residential care after being told she would have a 12 month wait for home care died of infected ulcers three months later.
The Royal Commission has heard about the success of a model of care that focuses on enriching the lives of residents and fostering relationships with staff.
Only three out of every 100 older Australians have a statutory advance care directive, a review of existing research shows.
A surveillance camera installed in a resident’s bedroom has uncovered ongoing abuse from staff, the aged care royal commission has heard.
Poor primary care in rural and remote areas is increasing the need for older Australians to access aged care services, the aged care royal commission has heard.
A home care provider says it was shocked to hear home support workers had turned up at a client’s house unidentified and ‘dressed like party girls’.