Queensland-based residential aged care and retirement living providers have until the end of March to complete the first stage of a three-step process ensuring their buildings are not affected by combustible cladding.
The Federal Government has announced residential aged care will receive an additional $320 million as part of its new $662 million package to support older Australians.
Peak industry body Leading Aged Care Services has called for measures to encourage Australians who are waiting for home care to use their home equity to pay for services in its budget submission.
Listening to concerns is the best way to handle complaints and other issues raised by residents, their family members and workers, an aged care CEO tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
A new interactive map has been launched to assist Australian aged care providers to identify where there is a high demand for workforce training programs in China.
The three aged care peaks are setting up a new leadership group to oversee the implementation of the sector’s workforce strategy.
The residential aged care sector is continuing to experience ongoing financial challenges, according to the latest data from StewartBrown’s quarterly benchmarking report.
The new independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, which includes a single point of contact for all aged care queries and concerns, has commenced operation.
Doctors’ groups have welcomed the additional $98 million to increase payments to general practitioners visiting aged care residents announced in the Government’s half yearly budget update.
Retirement living industry peaks are urging all retirement village operators to sign to the industry code of conduct launched today to demonstrate their commitment to high standards and resident satisfaction.
Peak aged care industry body ACSA has called for almost $700 million to immediately be made available for residential care, ahead of the federal government’s mid year financial outlook.
Publishing staff-to-resident ratios in aged care is a positive first step for increasing transparency but it’s not enough for consumers to make informed decisions, according to a parliamentary inquiry report.
Allied health professionals certified with limited registration from their professional body are eligible to provide complex pain management services in residential aged care, the Department of Health has ruled.
The aged care royal commission is seeking a report from every aged care outlet detailing any instance of sub-standard care in the last five years and action taken to improve services.