Not-for-profit provider peak bodies have been allocated almost $2 million to lead two workforce strategy projects targeting the aged care workforce in rural and remote Australia, the government has announced.
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The royal commission has asked aged care provider peak Leading Age Services Australia about its record on advocating in the interests of residents.
This month’s public hearing will run over eight days and focus on the current system including clinical issues and the concerns of representative bodies and service recipients, the aged care royal commission has announced.
The Humans of Aged Care initiative will tell the inspiring stories about the sector that we all need to hear, writes Pat Sparrow.
Allied health professionals certified with limited registration from their professional body are eligible to provide complex pain management services in residential aged care, the Department of Health has ruled.
The aged care royal commission is seeking a report from every aged care outlet detailing any instance of sub-standard care in the last five years and action taken to improve services.
A parliamentary inquiry has called for legislation to ensure aged care facilities have at least one registered nurse on site at all times and a review of funding to assess its adequacy to meet residents’ needs.
A new evidenced-based guide supports aged care organisations to establish and manage a volunteer program to deliver spiritual care to residents.
Provider peaks say mandating aged care providers to publish staff-to-resident ratios on My Aged Care as proposed in a federal bill introduced this week is problematic and an ineffective indicator of quality.
The Federal Government is working with industry and the Opposition on a bipartisan short-term plan to increase residential aged care funding.
There is little outright political backing for a bill introduced into the Senate to mandate minimum staff-to-resident ratios in aged care, although there is broad support to address the workforce issues it highlights.
A co-operative model could work well for rural and remote aged care providers, a former aged care CEO tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Aged care peak organisations and some large providers have expressed concern at the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency’s plan to charge operators to conduct annual unannounced spot checks on them.
As Australia marks National Palliative Care Week, aged care, seniors and palliative care groups release set of agreed principles on end-of-life care in residential facilities.