State-run aged care facilities in South Australia will take part in a $500,000 trial of surveillance and monitoring systems under a federally-funded initiative commencing in the second half of this year.
National peak and advocacy organisations representing aged care and culturally diverse consumers are the latest recipients of aged care funding in the Morrison Government’s post-budget cash splash.
Four regional CHSP assessment organisations will take part in a $29 million reablement trial designed to help older Australians remain in their homes.
The preparatory work for a new serious incident scheme for aged care announced in this week’s budget includes developing a consultation paper, further research and legislative amendments.
The federal government is providing $300,000 to develop a learning framework to support cultural training for aged care nurses.
Residential aged care providers need to ensure assessment by an approved person and document alternative alternative options tried before physical or chemical restraint can be used from 1 July.
A government-commissioned report recommends a broader range of reportable incidents in aged care and outlines five options for a new serious incident scheme, three of which apply across all settings.
The federal government has announced the locations and funding round for 12 new specialist dementia care units and the allocation of a further two units to HammondCare.
Also in this wrap: Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council appoints Dr George Margelis as independent chair.
The government has launched the new single charter of rights, which providers will need to sign and give to every aged care recipient in their service.
The assessment and funding model proposed by the University of Wollongong recommends residents be grouped by 13 payment classes and that facilities not be advised of a resident’s class until after they are in care.
The one-off $320 million increase to residential aged care subsidies takes affect from today, the government has announced.
The number of older Australians waiting for the right level of care is continuing to grow with the latest figures showing almost 128,000 are queued for a home care package matching their need.
Residential providers in rural, regional and remote areas have picked up more than a third of places in the 2018–19 Aged Care Approvals Round, the government has announced.