The aged care regulator downgraded more than two in five residential aged care funding claims audited last financial year, the government’s annual aged care report shows.
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In a first-of-its-kind outcome, a Queensland aged care provider has succeeded in having the department’s decision to impose sanctions at one of its facilities overturned and expunged from the public record.
Responding to AAA’s coverage of new research on sanctions among for-profit aged care providers, LASA calls for government to review the standards process, writes Patrick Reid.
A Melbourne facility that was sanctioned in March met all 44 of the agency’s 44 expected outcomes in a recent audit.
No residents are at immediate risk and the facility appointed a nurse advisor before it was required to do so.
Industry bodies have criticised the listing of sanctions and non-compliance on a government-run consumer website.
The organisation which runs the sanctioned NT home is cooperating with the government to address areas of non-compliance.
The Commonwealth Government has imposed sanctions on a small hostel in Katherine, citing serious risk.
Justine Elliot feels providers will “see the merit” but ongoing concerns about accreditation remain unresolved.
The Minister has acknowledged the “very unique” circumstances of the mainly indigenous home.
A rural Victorian facility which was forced to evacuate during the recent fires has been hit with sanctions.
All sanctioned and non-compliant homes will be listed on a government webpage for consumers.
An audit following a complaint has found serious risk for residents.
The Minister has announced another sanction – but the ANF says she needs to address the staffing shortage.