There are more concerning omissions than positive inclusions in this month’s federal budget including no new measures to fix funding in residential aged care, training gaps or the waiting time for services, providers say.
The uptake of technology among providers, digital literacy of staff and resident mental health are among key areas the royal commission needs to address on technology, an industry forum has heard.
The aged care royal commission is an opportunity to bring policy and services in line with community expectations and what stakeholders are willing to pay, but it mustn’t interfere with reforms underway or decisions on others, aged care CEOs tell Australian Ageing Agenda.
Also in this story: Resthaven completes Mitchim redevelopment; Scalabrini Drummoyne officially opens doors; and Dementia-friendly net-zero energy house unveiled.
Also in this story: Bethanie opens co-located aged and retirement living facility; Resthaven and Eureka Villages partner in SA; and Uniting redevelopment in Normahurst gets underway.
Life Care continues program of new stock; PAC plans major refit of Ashleigh Lodge; Baptcare opens Strathalan facility; and Benetas opens doors to St Paul’s Terrace.
Estia acquires Kennedy group; Japara acquires Profke Aged Care; Warrigal starts work on new villa; new ILUs for Bethanie; Opal opens its largest new build to date; construction starts on PAC’s new community; Resthaven unveils new head office.
In this wrap: Estia acquires four facilities; Ingenia acquires $16 million Victorian community; PAC opens Pitt Wood Village.
Presbyterian Aged Care proceeds with Scottish Hospital project; Southern Cross Care Tas opens first stage of new development; Goodwin opens The Central.
Approval has been granted for the centre and 23 ILUs in Sydney’s inner west.