Aged care providers should have to meet mandatory minimum staffing requirements including a registered nurse on site at all times and more RNs and nurse practitioners overall.
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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.
Two new research papers presented to the Royal Commission contain learnings from overseas about improving home care and supporting carers.
A rehabilitation-first approach, domestic-style living models and tailored respite services are among strategies that can improve Australia’s aged care system, Flinders University-led research finds.
The amount of aged care homes operating at a loss has tipped over 50 per cent for the first time, StewartBrown’s latest report on the financial performance of the sector finds.
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.
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.