The royal commission has questioned aged care regulators how an approved provider with a history of poor compliance and several “red flags” could continue to operate.
Staff of the contractor managing a Gold Coast facility discussed its potential withdrawal and the option of calling emergency services prior to the evacuation of residents, the royal commission has heard.
Aged care stakeholders are calling on all candidates to make a significant financial commitment to aged care in the upcoming federal election.
National peak and advocacy organisations representing aged care and culturally diverse consumers are the latest recipients of aged care funding in the Morrison Government’s post-budget cash splash.
The introduction of mandatory income-tested fees for home care would be positive for both the sustainability of the sector and for consumers, the aged care royal commission has heard.
There are other solution-focused ways to try and overcome a resident’s aggression or agitation, Tamar Krebs writes.
A royal commission into the disability service sector is likely to have many similarities with the current aged care inquiry, writes Rosemary Kayess.
The aged care royal commission has heard evidence from its first witnesses, with calls by whistleblowers for a national database identifying rogue workers and concerns raised over an “unintentionally complex” aged care system.
Aged care providers should work with other sector stakeholders to present a consistent message to the royal commission like it did in the lead up to the 2012 reforms, a key industry conference has heard.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned the nation to “brace itself for some difficult stories” as he revealed the terms of reference for the aged care royal commission.
As the banking industry licks its wounds following the recent royal commission, there are some sobering lessons for aged care providers, writes Gerry McCusker.
A group of legal academics believes the aged care royal commission is likely to expose a range of human rights protection gaps and write that both a broader focus and a human rights-specific reference is needed.
After intense scrutiny, several government inquiries and reviews and major legislative change, the aged care sector is now the subject of a Royal Commission. The scrutiny will increase exponentially in the build up to, and during, the Royal Commission and providers must prepare accordingly, write Nick Albrow and Peter Wilkinson.
The head of a leading aged care provider has expressed frustration over the announcement of a Royal Commission into the aged care sector, saying it is a “shame” things have reached this point.