The launch of navigator trials into the aged care system to assist older Australians seeking to enter residential care has been announced by the Government this week.
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Early results of the national study looking at the drivers of residential aged care costs support the view that costs are driven by care burden rather than medical diagnoses, the lead researcher tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
As the dust settles after a week of turmoil in federal politics, aged care has emerged as one of the battlefields.
Legal professional John Dicer has been named as the sector’s new pricing commissioner.
A new online resource has been launched to support aged care workers to deliver evidence-based palliative care to older Australians.
The government is to undertake further consultations with the aged care sector before making a decision on the future funding model for residential care, Australian Ageing Agenda has confirmed.
Greg Hunt has been appointed the Minister for Health and Sport while Ken Wyatt has been appointed the Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced.
Aged care is set to move department again – for the second time in two years. While Christian Porter becomes shortest serving minister responsible for the sector, of just over a week.