The government has been slow in implementing recommended reforms and regulatory officials lack inquisitiveness, the royal commission has heard.
Work has commenced to progress the strategic actions of the aged care workforce strategy and disrupt the status quo, the workforce industry council has announced.
A compassionate approach provides physical and emotional benefits for aged care residents, staff and management alike, an expert tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
West Australian aged care providers are being encouraged to apply for funding to develop tailored training to meet their organisation’s needs under a new state-government initiative.
In the forthcoming edition of Australian Ageing Agenda magazine we are putting the focus on assistive technology for aged care residents, staff education, continence and wound care.
A holistic approach to pain management rather than medication alone is the best way to minimise the impact pain has on aged care residents, writes Priyanka Rai.
Small business ombudsman Kate Carnell is leading an independent investigation into the recent forced relocation of residents of a Gold Coast facility, the aged care minister has announced.
The Department of Health is seeking residential aged care providers to trial a new assessment framework for residential aged care funding.
A new online application has been launched to help aged care providers connect with and update the families and friends of care recipients.
A provider has been questioned about its failure to adequately monitor, treat and document a resident throughout her stay and communicate appropriately with relatives including about maggots found in a wound.
The number of residential aged care providers making a profit has decreased by 12 percentage points to just over half, the seventh Aged Care Financing Authority report shows.
A researcher says Australian aged care residents should have more opportunities to trial antidementia medications before turning to antipsychotics.
Former royal commissioner Robert Fitzgerald has taken up a role as head of the new NSW Ageing and Disability Commission.
The federal government has announced a 1.4 per cent indexation rise for aged care providers – but aged care peaks say this isn’t enough to cover rising wages.