The government has faced a grilling about why it allows young people with disabilities to languish in aged care facilities.
Gaps in audit documentation and a lack of transparency in accreditation and sanction procedures at a Victorian facility have been under the spotlight of the royal commission this week.
A community hub that’s been providing support and education for carers in regional Victoria is in danger of closing because of a lack of funds.
The Aged Care Royal Commissioners have praised the “extraordinary” resilience of a witness who spoke about the challenges of being a carer.
The aged care royal commission has released a research paper highlighting the immediate and long-term pressures on the system ahead of next week’s public hearings in Sydney.
The aged care royal commissioners already seem to be forming a view that the sector is complacent about change, and providers need to dispel that perception by being open and upfront, an industry conference has heard.
Provider and consumer peak bodies and people with a lived experience of aged care are among those invited to prepare statements for the first witness hearings at the aged care royal commission.
Aged care providers have been asked what changes could be made to improve the relationship between the aged care system and disability services as part of the royal commission’s exploration of young people in residential care.
Aged care providers have been warned about the consequences of failing to respond to requests from the royal commission or moves to stop employees from speaking up at the inquiry.
The first public hearing of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety gets underway in Adelaide today to set the scene for the next 15 months.
The aged care royal commission will get underway early next year with an opening hearing set for the third week of January.