Fostering and supporting the next generation of aged care leaders will be the focus of a series of panel discussions to be held with emerging and established leaders.
The government’s Dementia and Cognition Supplement aims to support seniors living at home with dementia – but just a third of the expected recipients are getting it, raising questions about barriers to access.
Aged care providers operating in rural and remote areas are facing increased competition from Multi-Purpose Services, which has been exacerbated by a recent Commonwealth funding boost, a state peak body says.
Parliamentary inquiry report calls for minimum staff-to-resident ratios as well as licensing of personal care workers, which providers argue would cost the system $500 million if introduced nationally.
Six months after the Quality Agency assumed responsibility for quality in community care and some in the sector are still seeking proof it won’t simply impose a residential-based framework, while the agency says it acknowledges community care is different.
There is mounting concern over the long-term future of rural and remote and Aboriginal-specific home care service provision in NSW as the State Government seeks to privatise its home care unit by mid-year.
Labor and the Greens have called on the government to determine the causes of the under-subscription to key supplements that provide targeted funding to seniors with high care needs, such as veterans with service-related mental health needs and those living with dementia.
Aged care providers and nursing unions in NSW are set to clash over whether to keep state legislation requiring aged care facilities to employ registered nurses at all times to oversee high care residents.
Aged care providers in NSW found out from their insurers recently that their workers compensation premiums would rise significantly, with some providers reporting 45 per cent increases and others over $1 million.
Right now, across Australia, aged care facilities are playing host to a variety of colourful community events, as part of a global aged care open day.
Most NSW aged care facilities are on track to have mandatory fire sprinkler systems installed by the March 2016 deadline but industry still has concerns over timeline and funding for some facilities.
NSW bushfires force evacuation of 500 aged care residents from five aged care facilities in the Blue Mountains.
Excellence in mental health care in aged care is rewarded but one of the most generous annual awards programs for aged care has come to an end with the final winners of the Positive Living in Aged Care Awards announced this week.
For ACS NSW & ACT’s retiring CEO, it’s been a ‘Pretty’ good innings.