Aged care providers need to focus on engaging residents in their care rather than approaching their families first, an industry conference heard.
The complex ethical, legal and privacy issues surrounding the use of CCTV cameras in aged care residents’ rooms need to be carefully teased out after a Four Corners investigation showed footage of an elderly resident being assaulted by a care worker, Australia’s aged consumer group says.
The head of a leading aged care provider has expressed frustration over the announcement of a Royal Commission into the aged care sector, saying it is a “shame” things have reached this point.
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Declining occupancy, rising staff costs and a fall in revenue are behind the lacklustre financial performance of the three-listed aged care companies, analysis shows.
An aged care worker who has become known for her innovative approach to making mealtimes fun and interesting for residents is among those recognised in the sector’s annual hospitality awards.
Australia’s biggest for-profit providers of residential care are set to intensify their direct lobbying of Federal Government, with the official launch today of the Aged Care Guild and announcement of new leadership.
Estia Health appoints Mark Brandon as chief quality officer; Dr Bruce Stevens becomes new director for Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Care.