The aged care system needs a national network of government-funded multi-disciplinary hospital outreach services to support aged care recipients in their care facility or home, this week’s inquiry hears.
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Seven organisations representing aged care providers have come together to call on the Federal Government to address the sector’s urgent funding and accessibility issues in the December mini-budget.
A new knowledge hub provides resources and tools to help prevent elder abuse and recognise it when it occurs.
The aged care regulator downgraded more than two in five residential aged care funding claims audited last financial year, the government’s annual aged care report shows.
The health department is seeking aged care stakeholder input on changes to the quality indicator and additional services programs in residential aged care.
A passionate personal care assistant, a team promoting aged care work to students and a dental service delivering tailored care to residents have each been recognised for their achievements.
With such a heavy focus on the importance of receiving the annual flu jab, it is easy to forget the importance of older people being up to date with all vaccinations, writes Natalie Soulsby.
A parliamentary committee has recommended the legislation regarding restraints in aged care remain but with amendments to clarify consent laws and further consultation with stakeholders.
The inquiry into the sudden collapse of aged care services at Earle Haven has recommended greater regulatory capability and better oversight of approved providers and financial, commercial and sub-contracting arrangements.
The aged care royal commission’s interim report comprehensively addresses a range of system failures but it lacks reference to human rights, says a law expert.
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.
The aged care royal commissioners have rejected industry calls for a significant increase in government funding to aged care before the end of the inquiry due to the need for a major transformation.
Aged care providers tell the minister they need financial relief now, not after a new and potentially redundant funding model is developed.
The financial performance of residential aged care facilities has declined further despite this year’s one-off funding boost, a new industry report shows.