Immediate and sustainable long-term funding for aged care topped the list of issues at an industry event in Sydney this week.
Aged care peak bodies have jointly called for an urgent funding boost for the residential aged sector following the release of new data this week that shows an increase in the number of facilities running at a loss.
Aged care has been a hot-button topic in the lead-up to this weekend’s state election in South Australia.
Aged care facilities could lose more than $6,000 on average per resident annually under proposed changes to the Aged Care Funding Instrument, according to a new analysis.
Seniors and aged care providers say the government must act on systemic failures in regulatory oversight and study role of quality agency following Senate report.
A program that provides client-centred support to residents and a service boosting the health and wellbeing of family carers are among the initiatives recognised in industry awards.
Aged care providers are calling on the Federal Government to adopt the recommendations of the Tune Review in this year’s Budget, submissions show.
In this wrap: Mike Callaghan to replace Lynda O’Grady at ACFA; Uniting AgeWell appoints Raelene Thompson as new chair; and ECH’s David Panter elected to LASA board.
A national innovation network for Australia’s aged care industry has been launched this week.
Consumer directed residential care is practically challenging to implement and cannot happen until consumers are educated about the value of services and subsidies, a national aged care conference has heard this week.
UPDATED: A Senate inquiry into aged care quality assessment and accreditation is struggling to capture the interest of an industry regularly under review and a Senate with much on its plate.
Aged care peak organisations and some large providers have expressed concern at the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency’s plan to charge operators to conduct annual unannounced spot checks on them.
Seniors and legal centres call for government to enact new elder abuse recommendations while aged care providers say report will inform ongoing reviews.
Aged care’s new technology roadmap has been welcomed by government and the opposition for its potential to integrate into the ongoing reform process.