Aged care providers need to focus on engaging residents in their care rather than approaching their families first, an industry conference heard.
Council on the Ageing Australia
Aged care organisations need to focus on keeping their workforce engaged during the scrutiny of the aged care royal commission, an aged care executive tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
The Commonwealth says it will look at new oversight measures for retirement villages following the Four Corners program, while seniors call for new national regulations.
Stakeholders say a new review must tackle shortcomings in aged care accreditation that allow poor operators to effectively game the system.
New campaign launched today calls on government to rule out funding cuts in next month’s budget, while sector stakeholders eye more coordinated grassroots lobbying.
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.
Aged care provider peak bodies and consumer representatives welcome government adjustments to aged care funding changes but say the saga highlights the urgency of developing a new funding model.
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.
Providers question the department’s provision of new advice on the charging of additional fees in residential care, but consumers welcome the clarification.
Mike Woods has urged aged care providers and other sector stakeholders to be “active participants” in the imminent review of Living Longer Living Better
Aged care providers, consumers and unions have told the re-elected Coalition Government they are united on the further reforms needed to aged care and initial steps must be contained in the next budget.
Mature age employment, dementia and palliative care are among the areas featured in the Greens aged care policy, released yesterday.
While acknowledging the exemptions for aged care residents and children, consumers, doctors and nurses have broadly criticised the government’s latest policy.