Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) has launched a new automated procurement portal which allows members to connect with a national network of suppliers.
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Home care has been identified as one of three areas requiring immediate action in the interim report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality Safety.
Renewed calls for the federal government to roll out an intervention proven to reduce the use of antipsychotics in aged care facilities are going unanswered.
A new report on the use of chemical restraint in residential aged care facilities is calling on the government to ban the practice and mandate training for staff on dementia and alternative methods.
Sector peak ACSA has backed a star-rating approach to evaluating staffing levels like the one at the centre of a new report that found more than half of Australian aged care residents are in facilities with too few staff.
The restraint debate is a window into the future challenges of the aged care sector, writes Patricia Sparrow.
The aged care sector has pledged to work towards a smooth transition to the new Aged Care Quality Standards which are now in force.
The federal government has announced a 1.4 per cent indexation rise for aged care providers – but aged care peaks say this isn’t enough to cover rising wages.
The national home care waiting list has increased to 129,038, government figures show.
The classification method used in the proposed residential aged care funding model is complex and poor-performing and alternative modelling should be explored, the consultation on the new model hears.
All aged care providers will be assessed under the new standards from July and they have been advised not to expect the transition period to continue beyond this date.
Tasmanian Liberal senator Richard Colbeck has been given the aged care portfolio in Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s ministry reshuffle.
Aged care stakeholders have congratulated the re-elected Morrison government but reiterated calls for a Cabinet position for the sector’s minister and urgent action on key issues.
The home care waiting list has been the elephant in the room during the election campaign.