National peak and advocacy organisations representing aged care and culturally diverse consumers are the latest recipients of aged care funding in the Morrison Government’s post-budget cash splash.
Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care
The preparatory work for a new serious incident scheme for aged care announced in this week’s budget includes developing a consultation paper, further research and legislative amendments.
The federal government is providing $300,000 to develop a learning framework to support cultural training for aged care nurses.
A government-commissioned report recommends a broader range of reportable incidents in aged care and outlines five options for a new serious incident scheme, three of which apply across all settings.
The federal government has announced the locations and funding round for 12 new specialist dementia care units and the allocation of a further two units to HammondCare.
Also in this wrap: Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council appoints Dr George Margelis as independent chair.
A 15-part film series has been launched to improve awareness and early diagnosis of dementia among older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
The aged care minister has joined aged care workers in Perth this week to celebrate the launch of the new resource to improve aged care services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender Diverse and Intersex seniors.
A trial of a national network of outreach centres, information hubs and advisors has been launched to help vulnerable seniors navigate the aged care system and access services.
The Australian Pain Society has launched a new resource to help aged care workers better identify, assess and manage pain among residents.