South Australia’s health minister has announced the state government is looking for a new technology provider to run a trial of surveillance and monitoring system in aged care facilities.
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The aged care royal commission’s interim report has put the government, industry and community on notice for significant reform to come, says the aged care minister.
Providers need to showcase that aged care has “strong” career paths and is a positive industry to work in to attract and retain staff, the sector’s minister tells an industry conference.
The government has announced a $3 million funding boost to support the national programs for training the aged care workforce and supporting facilities to better manage dementia-related behaviours.
Aged care reforms and urgent action to improve the sector’s viability must go ahead now despite the six-month extension of the royal commission, stakeholders say.
Dementia Australia has developed consumer-informed advice on quality aged care for people with dementia, their families and carers to complement the sector’s standards.
The aged care regulator is taking steps to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all former residents of a Gold Coast facility that closed unexpectedly and has commenced an audit of the provider’s regulatory compliance.
Tasmanian Liberal senator Richard Colbeck has been given the aged care portfolio in Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s ministry reshuffle.