Embedding pharmacists, tackling ageist practices, removing inequities and doing more to welcome pets in residential aged care are among recommendations in recent submissions to the royal commission.
royal commission into aged care quality and safety
Gaps in audit documentation and a lack of transparency in accreditation and sanction procedures at a Victorian facility have been under the spotlight of the royal commission this week.
A new toolkit has been launched today to help culturally and linguistically diverse aged care recipients tell their stories in any language to the aged care royal commission.
Carers may not be accessing available respite services because of quality and safety concerns, the aged care royal commission has heard.
Fostering relationships between staff and residents is key to delivering an inclusive model of care, an aged care CEO tells the royal commission.
The system needs to focus on the individual and their nutritional needs because currently residents are malnourished and starving to death, the royal commission has heard.
A provider has been questioned about its failure to adequately monitor, treat and document a resident throughout her stay and communicate appropriately with relatives including about maggots found in a wound.
A lack of residential aged care services in rural and remote Northern Territory is forcing older Australians to move hours away from their family and community, the aged care royal commission heard.
The ongoing Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has highlighted several shocking deficiencies in the care of older Australians including the lack of oral care, writes Dr Kathleen Matthews.
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.
The Royal Commission has heard about the success of a model of care that focuses on enriching the lives of residents and fostering relationships with staff.
A surveillance camera installed in a resident’s bedroom has uncovered ongoing abuse from staff, the aged care royal commission has heard.
Poor primary care in rural and remote areas is increasing the need for older Australians to access aged care services, the aged care royal commission has heard.
A hearing of the Royal Commission in Broome has heard about the lack of respite services in remote Western Australia.