The role of aged care’s regulator has been expanded to include oversight of approving all aged care providers and all compliance and enforcement actions.
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The Queensland government inquiry investigating the sudden closure of a Gold Coast aged care facility in July is calling for subcontractors to be as accountable as approved providers.
The inquiry into the sudden collapse of aged care services at Earle Haven has recommended greater regulatory capability and better oversight of approved providers and financial, commercial and sub-contracting arrangements.
The government has been slow in implementing recommended reforms and regulatory officials lack inquisitiveness, the royal commission has heard.
Small business ombudsman Kate Carnell is leading an independent investigation into the recent forced relocation of residents of a Gold Coast facility, the aged care minister has announced.
Comprehensive unannounced audits will replace planned accreditation visits in residential aged care facilities, Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt has announced.
Seniors and legal centres call for government to enact new elder abuse recommendations while aged care providers say report will inform ongoing reviews.
Veteran public administrator Kate Carnell and international healthcare quality expert Professor Ron Paterson will examine the national aged care quality regulatory processes.
Society needs to move past the idea of a retirement age, the CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kate Carnell tells AAA.
Kate Carnell encourages aged care providers to ensure their staff receive beyondblue’s depression and anxiety training, with travel and accommodation subsidies now available.
The national depression initiative, beyondblue, has just launched a new training program for aged care staff to better understand and manage issues relating to depression and anxiety.