The nation’s leading consumer representatives will comprise the first witnesses at the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety when hearings get underway next week.
Also in this wrap: Baptistcare appoints chief strategy officer; and Catholic Health Australia appoints two new board members.
More than 500 responses from aged care residents and hospital patients from seven large organisations in Victoria have been received so far in a ground-breaking study underway into the benefits of pastoral care.
Aged care providers are calling on the Federal Government to adopt the recommendations of the Tune Review in this year’s Budget, submissions show.
Palliative Care Victoria has raised concerns for the aged care sector over the passing of voluntary euthanasia legislation in Victoria, the first state in Australia to do so, as sector peaks and providers prepare their responses.
Differences in male and female experiences of illness and pain may not be sufficiently understood in treatment of aged care residents, according to a new review.
Industry peak body Catholic Health Australia has raised concerns about how the Federal Government might respond to the Carnell and Paterson review of regulatory issues triggered by the failures at Oakden in South Australia.
A Melbourne-based aged care and disability service provider has won an award for its use of the arts to enhance the wellbeing of its residents over large hospital, health and aged services from around Australia.
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.
The long-running debate over the role of government in helping to establish an aged care workforce strategy has been resolved with the Budget announcement of funding for a new taskforce.
Stakeholders say a new review must tackle shortcomings in aged care accreditation that allow poor operators to effectively game the system.
Aged care providers and consumer groups have heralded the latest changes to aged care that came into force this week, saying the reforms will improve outcomes for seniors and drive quality in the sector.
There is no compelling case to change the Accommodation Bond Guarantee Scheme in aged care given most aged care operators have adequate prudential arrangements and the government can already levy industry to recoup costs, providers will tell the Aged Care Funding Authority’s review of the scheme.
Provider groups tell the government’s review into aged care reform that accommodation prices should be determined by the market and they call for the role of the pricing commissioner to be reviewed and possibly abolished.