A Senate inquiry has recommended the federal government clarify that residential aged care providers ultimately hold a duty of care to all residents and that the quality commission has a similar responsibility for regulation.
UPDATED: A Senate inquiry into aged care quality assessment and accreditation is struggling to capture the interest of an industry regularly under review and a Senate with much on its plate.
Australian Greens are unsuccessful in push for Senate inquiry into ACFI cuts, while Labor pursues amending terms of Living Longer Living Better review to include review of funding.
Not-for-profit providers back Independent Senator for South Australia Nick Xenophon’s call for a Senate inquiry into aged care funding, following the government’s controversial changes to ACFI.
Nick Xenophon wants a delayed start to award modernisation in aged care but the ANF disagrees.