Also in this wrap: Amana Living appoints new board member.
Almost all residents say they feel safe and respected in their facility most or all of the time, but one in six report they sometimes or never like the food, according to the first annual resident experience report.
Calls to the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner increased by 30 per cent following the announcement of the aged care royal commission, a government committee has heard.
Residential aged and community care provider Catholic Healthcare has been recognised for its spiritual care program at Meaningful Ageing Australia’s national awards in Melbourne.
Alarm as Senate inquiry says it cannot be confident that catastrophic failures in Oakden facility not occurring elsewhere in Australia.
The release of new draft aged care standards brings a single quality framework one step closer, but despite a proposed mid-year start date there is still much unknown, including about a pilot underway.
Aged care facilities are now being surveyed about infection control practices and vaccination rates during compliance monitoring visits, according to the sector’s quality regulator.
A wellness and reablement initiative and a nurse practitioner model for palliative care have been named as the inaugural winners of the National Innovation and Excellence in Aged Care awards.
Aged care facilities will be able to compare their accreditation performance against regional and national benchmarks under a new system coming online next month, the quality agency chief says.
The Australian Aged Care Quality Agency has engaged La Trobe University researchers to develop an interview tool for use with aged care residents as part of the accreditation process for facilities.
Aged care providers and staff, consumers, family members and academics are encouraged to have their say on what constitutes quality in aged care, with the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency seeking input to inform the review of the standards.
Six months after the Quality Agency assumed responsibility for quality in community care and some in the sector are still seeking proof it won’t simply impose a residential-based framework, while the agency says it acknowledges community care is different.
Nick Ryan appointed CEO of Aged Care Quality Agency; Richard Porter assumes acting CEO role at MHL as Doug Strain steps down.
A new and independent scheme for retirement village standards has been launched by LASA Queensland, LASA and ACSA