Provider peak bodies have reiterated their concerns for the aged care sector following the release of the Government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook.
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Aged care stakeholders and industry observers say the government’s announcement of 10,000 new home care packages isn’t enough.
The aged care royal commission’s interim report has put the government, industry and community on notice for significant reform to come, says the aged care minister.
Home care has been identified as one of three areas requiring immediate action in the interim report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality Safety.
The aged care regulator is taking steps to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all former residents of a Gold Coast facility that closed unexpectedly and has commenced an audit of the provider’s regulatory compliance.
The aged care sector has pledged to work towards a smooth transition to the new Aged Care Quality Standards which are now in force.
All aged care providers will be assessed under the new standards from July and they have been advised not to expect the transition period to continue beyond this date.
Tasmanian Liberal senator Richard Colbeck has been given the aged care portfolio in Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s ministry reshuffle.
The home care waiting list has been the elephant in the room during the election campaign.
A Labor government will ensure that every aged care facility has a registered nurse on site 24 hours a day, publishes its staff skill mix and has appropriate and properly-trained staff at all times, the leader of the Opposition has announced.
The government has announced $34 million in funding to establish a research institution to examine new ways to deliver care for seniors and training and education for aged care providers.
Aged care peaks welcome the initiatives announced in last night’s federal budget but say it is a missed opportunity to address the urgent issues in the aged care sector.
A trial of a national network of outreach centres, information hubs and advisors has been launched to help vulnerable seniors navigate the aged care system and access services.
A “significant” imbalance of power has made residents and home care recipients fearful of making complaints, the royal commission into aged care heard.