A Labor government will ensure that every aged care facility has a registered nurse on site 24 hours a day, publishes its staff skill mix and has appropriate and properly-trained staff at all times, the leader of the Opposition has announced.
The government has announced $34 million in funding to establish a research institution to examine new ways to deliver care for seniors and training and education for aged care providers.
As stakeholders were busy on Monday launching Dementia Awareness Month and highlighting the range of events that aim to educate the community about the disease, politicians were trading blame over the axed dementia supplement.
Australia’s major political parties are engaged in a tit for tat over the Dementia and Severe Behaviours Supplement, as the cessation of the scheme approaches.
Catherine King has been named Shadow Minister for Health while Shane Neumann becomes Shadow Minister for Ageing.
A round up of industry news including an environmentally friendly retirement village, food alert, research, and educational events.
One of the sector’s chief unions, the ANF, has welcomed news of the Fair Work Act review.
Shortly after Minister Butler’s promotion was announced, he addressed the media and answered questions on what the political move means to him. Read the transcript of his speech, the media’s questions and the minister’s responses.
We explain what the budget means for aged care, and why the boss of one major not-for-profit is worried.