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.
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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.
Recent submissions are calling for a shake-up of aged care for Stolen Generations, research into effective staff-to-resident ratios and a regulatory framework that better supports provider viability.
The aged care system needs a “radical redesign” based on the consumer experience and unrestricted by jurisdictions or sources of funds, providers tell the royal commission.
The government has faced a grilling about why it allows young people with disabilities to languish in aged care facilities.
The utilisation of technology and data are soon going to play a huge role in managing and monitoring aged care, the sector’s minister has told an industry conference.
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.