Following Commissioner Lynelle Briggs’ comments that the royal commission’s final report is set to turn the entire sector upside-down, CEOs can’t afford to wait any longer, writes Sandra Hills.
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Providers in three states have all recently won awards for their business or marketing initiatives.
Also in this wrap: Redevelopment confirmed for Curtin Heritage Living; and builder of Benetas picks up excellence award.
A Victorian provider has launched a new initiative to recognise the outstanding work its employees undertake every day.
There are more concerning omissions than positive inclusions in this month’s federal budget including no new measures to fix funding in residential aged care, training gaps or the waiting time for services, providers say.
Also in this wrap: Benetas announces a new chair; and Australian Digital Health Agency appoints chief digital officer.
Also in this wrap: Uniting redevelops Emu Plains facility; Arcare officially opens doors; and Benetas unveils new Victorian facility.
The aged care royal commission is an opportunity to bring policy and services in line with community expectations and what stakeholders are willing to pay, but it mustn’t interfere with reforms underway or decisions on others, aged care CEOs tell Australian Ageing Agenda.
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.
Also in this wrap: Resthaven announces redevelopment update; Anglican Care commences redevelopment; and Benetas completes construction.
At a time when demand for aged care exceeds supply, an estimated $200 to $350 million of taxpayer dollars is going unspent in home care. It’s time for the government to take action on unspent funds, write Sandra Hills and Dr Catherine Joyce.
Australian Ageing Agenda asks aged care CEOs how measures announced in the budget will likely help or hinder their organisations and the sector.
Aged care organisations have celebrated the women who work for their organisations along with those they care for this week’s International Women’s Day.
Also in this wrap: Bruce Bailey joins RSL LifeCare board; Lynn Weekes to step down from NPS Medicinewise; and new commissioner on board at ACNC.