The Queensland premier has announced new laws to mandate minimum nurse-to-resident ratios and minimum contact hours from particular care staff in state-owned aged care facilities.
The number of residential aged care providers making a profit has decreased by 12 percentage points to just over half, the seventh Aged Care Financing Authority report shows.
Aged care peak body Leading Age Services Australia has developed a new business solution to support residential aged care and home care providers with online safety and quality management.
The federal government has announced a 1.4 per cent indexation rise for aged care providers – but aged care peaks say this isn’t enough to cover rising wages.
The classification method used in the proposed residential aged care funding model is complex and poor-performing and alternative modelling should be explored, the consultation on the new model hears.
Tasmanian Liberal senator Richard Colbeck has been given the aged care portfolio in Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s ministry reshuffle.
Individuals and aged care providers have been honoured for their outstanding achievements and dedication to the sector at Leading Age Services Australia’s state awards in Sydney this week.
A lack of staff to provide basic care to residents is the most pressing concern of 90 percent of aged care workers, a national survey has found.
Aged care provider peak bodies are calling on the major parties to commit to providing tangible and immediate support for the aged care sector and older Australians in their election policies.
An education program using virtual reality simulation is improving understanding and empathy among staff about caring for residents with dementia.
A free digitally-interactive poster has been launched to support aged care workers to work safely and provide quality care.
Aged care stakeholders are calling on all candidates to make a significant financial commitment to aged care in the upcoming federal election.
Aged care peaks welcome the initiatives announced in last night’s federal budget but say it is a missed opportunity to address the urgent issues in the aged care sector.
COTA Australia has raised concerns over the additional time providers have been given to implement the new single charter of rights and is urging organisations to set themselves an earlier deadline.