The Department of Health has launched two surveys seeking information from all aged care providers and individuals to help understand the demand and supply of palliative care services.
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West Australian aged care provider Baptistcare has announced plans to acquire aged care and retirement living provider Global Care Group.
The Department of Health has announced that secretary Glenys Beauchamp is retiring and chief medical officer Professor Brendan Murphy as her successor.
The aged care minister has refuted claims that the government is intending to privatise the aged care assessment process as part of plans to streamline assessments.
Aged care residents in regional and remote facilities are more likely to be physically restrained than their city-dwelling counterparts, the first report of the government’s now mandatory program on quality indicators shows.
Provider peak bodies have reiterated their concerns for the aged care sector following the release of the Government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook.
The aged care regulator downgraded more than two in five residential aged care funding claims audited last financial year, the government’s annual aged care report shows.
SA Health has teamed up with aged care provider HammondCare to build and deliver a cottage-style specialist dementia care facility in a village-like environment.
South Australia’s health minister has announced the state government is looking for a new technology provider to run a trial of surveillance and monitoring system in aged care facilities.
The Department of Health is calling on aged care providers to ensure their emergency procedures are up to scratch as the bushfire season gets off to an early start in some regions, and recent research shows many facilities are unprepared.
The government has faced a grilling about why it allows young people with disabilities to languish in aged care facilities.
Gaps in audit documentation and a lack of transparency in accreditation and sanction procedures at a Victorian facility have been under the spotlight of the royal commission this week.
The royal commission has questioned aged care regulators how an approved provider with a history of poor compliance and several “red flags” could continue to operate.
Dementia Australia has developed consumer-informed advice on quality aged care for people with dementia, their families and carers to complement the sector’s standards.