Work has commenced to progress the strategic actions of the aged care workforce strategy and disrupt the status quo, the workforce industry council has announced.
A Victorian provider has launched a new initiative to recognise the outstanding work its employees undertake every day.
Helping Hand has appointed Chris Stewart as incoming CEO while fellow South Australian provider ACH Group has announced Frank Weits as its new leader.
Long-serving aged care chief executive Ian Hardy has been appointed chair of the new committee tasked with reviewing the skills and qualifications for the future aged care workforce.
Prominent figures from the aged care sector have been appointed to the new industry reference group announced by the federal government to review skills and qualifications for the future workforce.
The aged care royal commission is an opportunity to bring policy and services in line with community expectations and what stakeholders are willing to pay, but it mustn’t interfere with reforms underway or decisions on others, aged care CEOs tell Australian Ageing Agenda.
The long-standing chief executive officer of South Australian aged care provider Helping Hand has announced he will step down at the end of this year because “it seems like the right time” after 28 fulfilling and satisfying years in the role.
The Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre has launched a series of webinars to help aged care providers understand and implement supported decision-making with their clients.
When an older person moves into residential aged care, their loved one who has been caring for them at home often feels grief and isolation – but a new program aims to help.
The experiment to introduce consumer directed care to residential aged care homes in the UK has “largely failed at this point”, after pilots showed poor uptake among seniors, says an Australian aged care leader who has just returned from a study trip.
Can consumer directed care work in residential aged care? And what would it look like? Australian Ageing Agenda investigates.
Stakeholders have supported the Federal Government’s agenda for the next stage of aged care reform, but they have called for protections for vulnerable seniors, particularly in rural and remote areas, and constructive engagement with the sector to flesh out the details.
Complaints handling, enhanced consumer engagement, and consumer directed care in residential aged care are all on the agenda in government’s new red tape reduction trial.
Aged care providers and the research community are working together to bolster the research undertaken in the sector and to ensure latest findings are translated into practice at the coalface.