The uptake of technology among providers, digital literacy of staff and resident mental health are among key areas the royal commission needs to address on technology, an industry forum has heard.
Competition is strong with financiers and investors wanting to support the aged care sector, write Darrell Price and Matt Byrnes.
An increase in transactions, storage of consumer information and mobility solutions are all posing new fraud risks for aged care organisations, sector advisors have warned.
The home care system in the UK is in a “critical condition” as it faces acute workforce and funding pressures, according to a damning new report that local experts say has lessons for Australia.
FINANCE: Consumer directed care will challenge providers in a whole host of ways, from how they engage and interact with clients to how they cost and put a value on their services, writes Michael Roberts.
The sector’s anxious wait for final details on the CHSP; the debate about whether community care organisations are ready to deliver the new underlying focus on reablement; and why CDC is a big deal for providers – just some of the hot topics explored in the forthcoming issue of Community Care Review.
The final ‘interim operating framework’ for the newly formed Aged Care Financing Authority has been released but the jury is still out on whether it will help or hinder many of the objectives of the Living Longer Living better reforms.
Hot off the press, here’s how the sector is reacting to the federal government’s aged care reform package.
A star rating system for services, an expedited timeframe and the folly of the two-bed room are just some of the issues up for consideration in Grant Thornton’s take on the PC’s draft report.
Grant Thornton’s retirement village survey highlights a demand for care and support services among village residents.
Village operators are being urged to share their views on the changing retirement landscape.
Aged care leaders, federal politicians and financial consultants will come together for a seminar on industry sustainability next month.
The department’s own data confirms the sector’s declining profitability, according to a Grant Thornton analysis.
Older facilities with shared rooms continue to perform better, while some new facilties are reporting losses of nearly $2 million.