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.
The deadline for aged care stakeholders to register interest to attend the Hobart or Darwin forums on the impact of new approaches to allocating residential places has been extended until the end of the month.
Home care providers have been put on alert about a telephone scam targeting home care package recipients.
The Department of Health has launched a test website for consumers to trial its redeveloped My Aged Care website.
Many large family-owned for-profit aged care providers lack transparency and accountability for the public funds they receive, a new report has found.
A Senate inquiry has recommended the federal government clarify that residential aged care providers ultimately hold a duty of care to all residents and that the quality commission has a similar responsibility for regulation.
A government-commissioned report recommends a broader range of reportable incidents in aged care and outlines five options for a new serious incident scheme, three of which apply across all settings.
Allied health professionals certified with limited registration from their professional body are eligible to provide complex pain management services in residential aged care, the Department of Health has ruled.
The number of sanctions issued to aged care providers more than doubled last financial year compared to the previous year, according to the Government’s annual aged care report.
A three-year research project has developed a viable model for implementing consumer directed care in aged care facilities, writes Mark Sheldon-Stemm.