There are eight key messages for aged care leaders in regards to the quality standard on organisational governance, writes Michael Goldsworthy.
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All aged care providers will be assessed under the new standards from July and they have been advised not to expect the transition period to continue beyond this date.
The aged care sector’s new independent regulator has launched a tool for providers to understand and assess their performance against the new quality standards.
Providers should consider the likely outcomes of the aged care royal commission and act before they are forced to by law, writes Nick Albrow.
The Governance Institute of Australia has produced a guide on adding value to governance for board members of aged care providers in a time of upheaval and change for the sector.
Comprehensive unannounced audits will replace planned accreditation visits in residential aged care facilities, Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt has announced.
The Carnell and Paterson review has made 10 recommendations aimed at boosting consumer protection, compliance monitoring and transparency.
Aged care providers and consumer representatives say that many of the changes to the quality system being considered by the Department of Health are sensible and logical in light of the reforms to the sector.
Concerns about core clinical standards in residential aged care were the most common complaints to the new Aged Care Complaints Commissioner in the first half of 2016, new figures show.
The Department of Health is proposing to publish information on the non-compliance of home care services on the My Aged Care website from later this year.
APPLICATION: South Australian provider Eldercare has improved operational efficiency, billing accuracy and reporting timeframes with a new system to support regulatory and industry change.
Aged care startup Clevertar has shone among Australian technology innovators at the Tech23 2014 event, while Mika Compliance founder Kate Jakins attempted to convey the extent of aged care regulation in her pitch for support of her software.
A whopping 40 per cent of boards of not-for-profit aged care organisations have discussed a merger with another organisation in the past 12 months, and half of them believe it will happen, a new survey of company directors has found.
Complaints handling, enhanced consumer engagement, and consumer directed care in residential aged care are all on the agenda in government’s new red tape reduction trial.