The head of the peak industry body Leading Age Services Australia has told the ABC he was unaware of many of the allegations of abuses, neglect and substandard care made on the broadcaster’s flagship Four Corners program.
It is often said the true measure of a society is found in how it treats its most vulnerable members. Older Australians, particularly those who require support, fall squarely into this category, says Leading Aged Care Service CEO Sean Rooney.
Legislation establishing new quality standards applying to all aged care providers has passed parliament.
As the dust settles after a week of turmoil in federal politics, aged care has emerged as one of the battlefields.
Aged care providers have been left disappointed after Prime Minister Scott Morrison failed to appoint a dedicated ageing and aged care minister to his new cabinet.
Provider peaks say mandating aged care providers to publish staff-to-resident ratios on My Aged Care as proposed in a federal bill introduced this week is problematic and an ineffective indicator of quality.
Providers around the country have got behind the inaugural awareness day to celebrate all people working in aged care.
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.
The Federal Government is working with industry and the Opposition on a bipartisan short-term plan to increase residential aged care funding.
There needs to be greater financial transparency of all aged care providers receiving taxpayer funds plus a stronger focus on the financial sustainability of the sector, a Senate inquiry has heard this week.
The three aged care peak bodies have jointly called for a focus on aged care funding in the five upcoming Federal by-elections.
Australia’s aged care service organisations have joined forces with the federal government’s digital health agency to contact members and highlight the benefits of the expansion of My Health Record to an opt-out program.
Organisations named in the recent report on the tax practices of for-profit aged care providers say it contains misleading statements and inaccurate comparisons, submissions to a Senate inquiry show.
The final aged care workforce strategy can be executed in one to three years but the industry should take action immediately, says Professor John Pollaers.