A nurse practitioner approach in residential aged care leads to better outcomes for residents and nurses than a doctor-led model, an upcoming conference on ageing will hear.
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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 budget contains few surprises for the aged care sector with most measures previously announced and already allocated.
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.
Aged care industry initiative innovAGEING has announced the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and professional services firm KPMG as foundation partners to help drive innovation in the sector.
Aged care and retirement living providers are failing to impress potential new customers and losing existing ones, with questions and calls going unanswered in high numbers, study finds.
In the face of a deregulated home care market, supporting and empowering the direct care workforce will be more important than ever, write Nicki Doyle and Roshani Manouchehri.
The Department of Health has turned to large commercial consultancy firms to provide research and analysis that will inform key aspects of the review into aged care reform and government policy.
Australia’s “fragmented” healthcare system may hinder the adoption of the integrated models of care for older people working successfully overseas, a global health expert has said.
Review of government-funded dementia programs identifies inefficiencies and calls for consolidation of several services as well as an overarching national framework.
Government-commissioned report backs the rollout of consumer directed care to residential aged care, but identifies need for a common model to be developed followed by provider-led trials.
The Federal Government’s national evaluation of consumer directed care has recommended trialling new approaches in home care for some special needs groups and strengthening the program’s focus on wellness and reablement.
The appointment of a new minister responsible for aged care comes as the sector eyes the next stage of reforms and awaits the release of several key governmental reviews.
Some home care package providers are struggling to adapt their business models to be truly consumer directed and still operate service offerings that are largely menu-driven, an international conference has heard.