Publishing staff-to-resident ratios in aged care is a positive first step for increasing transparency but it’s not enough for consumers to make informed decisions, according to a parliamentary inquiry report.
The Commonwealth says it will look at new oversight measures for retirement villages following the Four Corners program, while seniors call for new national regulations.
Aged care peaks welcome stable funding for the sector saying stakeholders now have certainty as they work through numerous ongoing reviews ahead of next stages of reform.
Also in this wrap: Western Australian provider SwanCare appoints Etta Palumbo as its new chair, and consumer lobby group National Seniors appoints Ian Henschke as its chief advocate.
TRANSCRIPT: Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, chews the fat on superannuation, older workers and workplace discrimination with announcer, Ian Henschke, ‘Mornings with Ian Henschke ABC 891 Adelaide’.