Transferring residential aged care funding to consumers, adapting to consumer directed home care and increasing community-based palliative care, are among key incomplete reforms, Professor Michael Woods tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Also in this wrap: St Ives Home Care rebrands; Benetas and Macedon Ranges Health amalgamate; and Mercy Health and Southern Cross Care complete merger.
Organisations named in the recent report on the tax practices of for-profit aged care providers say it contains misleading statements and inaccurate comparisons, submissions to a Senate inquiry show.
The federal government hopes to have a new system ready by June next year which will allow health professionals to send referrals directly from their own clinical systems to My Aged Care.
The indexation rate applied to aged care subsidies this week will not help organisations meet the increasing costs of care nor alleviate the financial stress many are experiencing, provider groups say.
Aged care providers need to implement strategies to better handle complaints from residents and their families as they transition to the single quality aged care framework, an industry conference has heard.
The national dementia advisory service is ramping up its engagement with doctors in a bid to reduce the use of psychotropic medications among aged care residents.
The results for the nine months ending 31 March 2018 indicate the financial performance of residential aged care facilities is continuing to deteriorate, StewartBrown’s new quarterly benchmarking report shows.
A new report is calling for an expansion of specialist targeted services for older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and more work to embed cultural safety in mainstream aged care services.
The Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre has launched a new resource for aged care providers to develop policy and processes on supported decision-making.
A national mobile advisory service has reduced dementia-related behaviours in aged care residents by half and helped to ease distress in staff, new data shows.
Aged care residents living in smaller home-like clusters have a better quality of life and experience fewer hospital admissions, according to new research.
The application round for new residential aged places will open next month with aged care in rural, regional and remote communities named as the priority areas, the government has announced.
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