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While a consumer-driven home care market will create new opportunities to innovate and be creative, providers also need to be aware of their enhanced legal obligations in the new regulatory environment, writes Julie McStay.
Banks are at the ‘coalface’ of identifying and stopping financial abuse and have a significant role to play in its prevention. However a lack of training and awareness is hampering efforts, an expert lawyer has told Australian Ageing Agenda.
Having a signed waiver or disclaimer in place does not give any guarantee that a care recipient or their family will not take action against the provider, writes Julie McStay.
LEGAL: With the impending growth in home-based palliative care, it is essential that community care organisations have advanced care planning processes in place that are consistent with the law, writes Julie McStay.
Western Australia’s two aged care peak bodies are at odds over whether providers will be impacted by proposed state legislation to narrow the range of charities that can access state tax exemptions.
Australia’s top aged care and retirement living lawyers have been named in the Best Lawyers List for 2014-2015 as determined by peer review.
Doctors groups have called for urgent investment in training and incentives to address significant concerns over the poor knowledge doctors have of advance care planning.
Many doctors are confused about the legality of advance care directives and the authority of substitute decision-makers, leaving them open to possible legal action, new research has found.
New appointees to the ACT Government’s Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing announced; changes at Bethanie and legal moves
High profile law firm Slater & Gordon has confirmed it is investigating a possible class action against the Commonwealth’s Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency and the Aged Care Complaints Scheme over abuse.
Contrary to popular views, the government’s Living Longer Living Better reforms are just what is needed to even up the return on capital for rural, regional and remote aged care providers, writes James Underwood.
Last week the federal goverment moved on a proposition to consolidate all anti-discrimination laws into one. But what does it all mean for employers? AAA asks legal experts Peta Shanahan and Tim Longwill for some answers.