The Federal Government has announced funding for providers to access training, additional staff and in-facility testing for coronavirus and flu as part of a $2.4 billion health response to the pandemic.
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Access to personal protective equipment and maintaining an adequate number of staff are among key workforce concerns aged care providers raised at a recent forum.
Aged care provider peak bodies have reiterated concerns about the viability of facilities in rural and remote areas following a new analysis on the financial performance of these services.
The Federal Government has announced a $50 million initiative to support residential aged care services in financial trouble to improve or cease operations.
Australia’s low level of spending on aged care compared to other nations is “embarrassing” and putting the care of seniors at risk, say aged care peak bodies.
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.
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.