Also in this wrap: FECCA appoints acting CEO; and Braemar appoints facility manager.
Almost all residents say they feel safe and respected in their facility most or all of the time, but one in six report they sometimes or never like the food, according to the first annual resident experience report.
Virtual reality is being used to test the driving skills of older people in rural NSW.
The number of people on a home care package has increased by almost 30 per cent over the last 12 months but the number waiting for their appropriate level of care is continuing to grow and people are waiting longer.
Aged care providers have welcomed the passage of legislation establishing the nation’s first independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and say they will work with the new watchdog to uphold high standards of care.
Aged care medication management vendor Webstercare has recently hosted the aged care minister to discuss the challenges pharmacies face while supporting aged care residents.
A new training program to educate aged care staff on how to support residents experiencing elder abuse and an abuse prevention framework have been launched.
Scalabrini’s newest facility marks the emergence of a new paradigm in Australia, writes Richard Fleming.
Also in this wrap: Uniting redevelops Emu Plains facility; Arcare officially opens doors; and Benetas unveils new Victorian facility.
The federal government has responded to one of the key recommendations of the Aged Care Workforce Taskforce with the establishment of a committee which will oversee qualifications and standards for workers.
The Commonwealth Government has announced health sector leader Janet Anderson as the first commissioner of the aged care sector’s new quality regulator.
A new evidenced-based guide supports aged care organisations to establish and manage a volunteer program to deliver spiritual care to residents.
Also in this story: Resthaven completes Mitchim redevelopment; Scalabrini Drummoyne officially opens doors; and Dementia-friendly net-zero energy house unveiled.
The launch of navigator trials into the aged care system to assist older Australians seeking to enter residential care has been announced by the Government this week.