Clearly-drafted policies and procedures have positive effects on workers and the business, writes Charles Watson.
Traditional residential aged care and home care business models will not survive mid-long term in the new customer-driven, competitive marketplace of aged care and health care, writes Michael Goldsworthy.
Regulatory changes and funding pressures have led to the “disturbing statistic” that more than 42 per cent of residential facilities are operating at loss, StewartBrown says in its half-yearly report on the financial performance of the aged care sector.
Personal care workers are likely doing the work of enrolled nurses in Australia’s residential aged care homes, according to new research from Curtin University.
Aged care providers that have successfully translated new concepts into services or implemented new business models are being called upon to share their experiences.
Publishing staffing ratios with relevant data and context is required so people seeking aged care can make informed decisions, submissions into the recent staffing ratio inquiry shows.
Amana Living’s dedicated staffing approach embodies person-centred care and its principles are transferable to any organisation, writes CEO Stephanie Buckland.
The disability funding arrangements for eligible aged care residents offer a preview of consumer directed care in the residential sector, writes Ross McDonald.
It has never been more important for aged care organisations to secure their networks, writes Steve Hunter.
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.
Planet Ark in partnership with the New South Wales Environment Protection Authority has released a free guide for businesses to better manage their waste footprint and turn their waste into valuable resources.
Also in this wrap: NewDirection Care appoints COO; Thomas Geer welcomes Arthur Koumoukelis as partner; and Hynes Legal appoints Helen Kay as associate director.
Introducing a new care approach in residential services requires a cultural change training program that is backed by new processes, a provider will tell a best-practice forum on wellness.
An aged care facility in southern NSW is reaping the benefits of digital health after connecting all of its residents to the national e-health system.