The government is seeking feedback on where to allocate 10,000 new residential aged care beds in 2020.
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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.
Peninsula Villages CEO Shane Neaves tells Australian Ageing Agenda about the challenges and opportunities facing his organisation and leadership in the sector.
A uniform can symbolise the value of contribution, welcome residents and visitors and tell the story of a place, writes Pamela Jabbour.
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.