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.
From developing and trialling new programs and initiatives to major capital works, aged care executives tell AAA what’s on their agenda for the year ahead.
Palliative Care Victoria has raised concerns for the aged care sector over the passing of voluntary euthanasia legislation in Victoria, the first state in Australia to do so, as sector peaks and providers prepare their responses.
Also in this wrap: New facility features a farm for residents’ wellbeing; facility upgrade supports Grafton’s seniors; and Benetas and Macedon Ranges Health join forces.