In addition to assessing the financial case for new technology, providers need to determine how staff, residents and the organisation will benefit from a proposed deployment, a provider tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
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Individuals and organisations from across the aged care sector have been recognised for their commitment, dedication and achievements at a gala dinner in Adelaide.
Most Australians believe the aged care industry is untrustworthy and lacks transparency and quality services, according to the findings of a national study presented at an aged care conference.
Aged care providers need to implement flexible working arrangements to boost staff morale and retention, delegates at a national industry congress have heard.
AUDIO: Attracting a skilled aged care workforce to meet the demands of an ageing population is the biggest challenge facing the sector and the issue has been poorly addressed by successive governments, Sue Macri, former associate commissioner at the Productivity Commission and aged care consultant, told the NEWSROOM.
AUDIO: Big operators are expanding and the number of smaller providers are reducing but the aged care sector will continue to be dominated by organisations with five facilities or less in five years’ time, according to industry expert Cam Ansell.