Some aged care providers lack the right balance between care quality and safety considerations and financial concerns, the royal commission has heard.
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Older Tasmanians are more likely to be impacted by failing aged care services than mainland seniors because the state has the highest proportion of seniors coupled with a small number of services, the aged care royal commission has heard.
Bupa says it will ensure its aged care facility on the NSW South Coast will continue to operate.
A resident was left unfed during her four-week stay in aged care due to lack of supervision and encouragement during mealtimes from care staff, the aged care royal commission has heard.
The consumer watchdog has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court alleging Bupa Aged Care Australia breached the law by charging thousands of residents a fee for extra services that it did not fully provide.
For-profit aged care provider Bupa is committed to taking action to meet the standards expected by its residents and the community, its interim chief operating officer tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Organisations named in the recent report on the tax practices of for-profit aged care providers say it contains misleading statements and inaccurate comparisons, submissions to a Senate inquiry show.
The time has come for Australia to start having important community discussions about aged care, writes Jan Adams.
The Coalition Government has ruled out including the full value of an older person’s home in the means test for residential care and abolishing annual and lifetime caps on user contributions from among the recommendations in the aged care reform review.
Technology and new approaches to the design and operation of healthcare to deliver services more effectively and efficiently is the theme of this year’s Australian Healthcare Week event, which for the first time includes a full day focused on aged care.
Australia’s biggest for-profit providers of residential care are set to intensify their direct lobbying of Federal Government, with the official launch today of the Aged Care Guild and announcement of new leadership.