The time between an older person’s approval and entry into residential aged care continues to rise while the sector’s occupancy rates drop further, new government figures show.
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Aged care provider peak bodies have raised concerns about the sector’s unsustainability in the wake of StewartBrown’s recent report showing a further decline in financial performance.
Provider peak bodies have reiterated their concerns for the aged care sector following the release of the Government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook.
Seven organisations representing aged care providers have come together to call on the Federal Government to address the sector’s urgent funding and accessibility issues in the December mini-budget.
Two aged care peak bodies and a research centre have joined forces to trial innovations and develop technology with older people.
The aged care royal commission’s interim report has put the government, industry and community on notice for significant reform to come, says the aged care minister.
The financial performance of residential aged care facilities has declined further despite this year’s one-off funding boost, a new industry report shows.
Four out of 10 residential aged care workers are planning to leave the sector within five years because they are overworked, stressed and underpaid, a national worker survey shows.
Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution, Feros Care, Dr Tim Henwood and Carolyn Wallace are among winners of national aged care awards announced this week.
The aged care peaks have welcomed a joint call from Australia’s doctors and nurses for aged care funding and reforms now, but not pleas for staff ratios.
Aged care reforms and urgent action to improve the sector’s viability must go ahead now despite the six-month extension of the royal commission, stakeholders say.
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.
A new pocket-sized brochure has been launched to assist the aged care workforce in identifying elder abuse.