A submission to the Aged Care Royal Commission has laid out concerns about individualised funding in home care, saying it has eroded working conditions and reduced the quality of care.
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The aged care system needs a national network of government-funded multi-disciplinary hospital outreach services to support aged care recipients in their care facility or home, this week’s inquiry hears.
Pharmacy-generated alerts when a resident starts or changes medicine and a falls-risk status on medication charts are among new strategies identified to help prevent falls in aged care.
Work choice is the ultimate respect for elders, writes Sean Rooney.
Aged care organisations are aiming to better engage consumers, respond to the royal commission’s findings as they are published and reflect on their own organisation from now until the final report is released.
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.
Some aged care providers lack the right balance between care quality and safety considerations and financial concerns, the royal commission has heard.
The directors of aged care organisations have a range of duties to consider in times of insolvency or mergers and acquisitions, writes Alison Choy Flannigan.
Older Tasmanians are more likely to be impacted by failing aged care services than mainland seniors because the state has the highest proportion of seniors coupled with a small number of services, the aged care royal commission has heard.
Almost 200 residential aged care providers with more than 30,000 residents have insufficient funds to cover their liabilities, according to a new analysis by Leading Age Services Australia.
The aged care royal commission’s interim report comprehensively addresses a range of system failures but it lacks reference to human rights, says a law expert.
There should be more aged care services in regional, rural and remote Australia purely because there is a greater proportion of older people in these areas, the royal commission has heard this week.
The aged care royal commissioners have rejected industry calls for a significant increase in government funding to aged care before the end of the inquiry due to the need for a major transformation.