The aged care minister has refuted claims that the government is intending to privatise the aged care assessment process as part of plans to streamline assessments.
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The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is now the single regulator of aged care services and the primary point of contact for aged care providers and consumers for quality and safety matters.
More than 110,000 older people are still waiting to receive the home care package they have been approved for, a new report shows.
The government is seeking feedback on where to allocate 10,000 new residential aged care beds in 2020.
A new app and an educational video have been launched to raise awareness of elder abuse and support senior Australians.
The role of aged care’s regulator has been expanded to include oversight of approving all aged care providers and all compliance and enforcement actions.
The number of home care providers in Australia has outstripped the number of residential care providers for the first time.
The aged care industry’s technology peak has launched a peer mentoring initiative to help build capacity and a technology-enabled aged care sector.
The Federal Government has announced medication management and education initiatives to reduce chemical restraint in aged care as part of a $500 million-plus response to the royal commission’s interim report.
A change in attitude towards older people is needed to improve care quality, not just additional resources, the aged care minister tells an industry conference.
The inquiry into the sudden collapse of aged care services at Earle Haven has recommended greater regulatory capability and better oversight of approved providers and financial, commercial and sub-contracting arrangements.
South Australia’s health minister has announced the state government is looking for a new technology provider to run a trial of surveillance and monitoring system in aged care facilities.
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.
Aged care providers tell the minister they need financial relief now, not after a new and potentially redundant funding model is developed.