Aged care workers raise concerns daily about physical violence, low pay, staff shortages and challenges securing permanent work, the royal commission hears.
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The Queensland premier has announced new laws to mandate minimum nurse-to-resident ratios and minimum contact hours from particular care staff in state-owned aged care facilities.
The number of residential aged care providers making a profit has decreased by 12 percentage points to just over half, the seventh Aged Care Financing Authority report shows.
Aged care peak body Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) has launched a new drug and alcohol policy resource for employers.
Without a funding lifeline, Tasmania’s palliative care peak body will close its doors next week, ending its state-wide training and education services that include professional development for aged care.
Providers all over Australia worked hard to raise aged care as an election issue. Now the focus is to ensure MPs support both a Senate inquiry and disallowance motions, writes Darren Mathewson.
Darren Mathewson appointed to Australian Industry and Skills Committee; Suncare Community Services appoints Russell Mason CEO; Dr Briony Dow appointed interim director of NARI; Dr Stephanie Allen to lead Deloitte’s health consulting practice.
Aged & Community Services Tasmania (ACST) has vowed to fight for a program that connects high school students with aged care facilities, which has been axed by the state government.
State Focus: With a shrinking workforce in the state, aged services in Tasmania are forced to compete with the health and disability sectors for staff, but as AAA discovers, stakeholders have decided their future lies in collaboration.
Tasmania is being pitched as the perfect microcosm to trial an entitlement-based aged care system.