The head of the peak industry body Leading Age Services Australia has told the ABC he was unaware of many of the allegations of abuses, neglect and substandard care made on the broadcaster’s flagship Four Corners program.
It is often said the true measure of a society is found in how it treats its most vulnerable members. Older Australians, particularly those who require support, fall squarely into this category, says Leading Aged Care Service CEO Sean Rooney.
As the dust settles after a week of turmoil in federal politics, aged care has emerged as one of the battlefields.
Provider peaks say mandating aged care providers to publish staff-to-resident ratios on My Aged Care as proposed in a federal bill introduced this week is problematic and an ineffective indicator of quality.
Providers around the country have got behind the inaugural awareness day to celebrate all people working in aged care.
There needs to be greater financial transparency of all aged care providers receiving taxpayer funds plus a stronger focus on the financial sustainability of the sector, a Senate inquiry has heard this week.
The three aged care peak bodies have jointly called for a focus on aged care funding in the five upcoming Federal by-elections.
The final aged care workforce strategy can be executed in one to three years but the industry should take action immediately, says Professor John Pollaers.
The indexation rate applied to aged care subsidies this week will not help organisations meet the increasing costs of care nor alleviate the financial stress many are experiencing, provider groups say.
Industry peak bodies are seeking feedback on the draft version of new national voluntary standards for operators of retirement living communities.
Individuals and organisations in the aged care and retirement living sectors have been recognised for their outstanding achievements including complaint-free customer service and improving residents’ quality of life.
Immediate and sustainable long-term funding for aged care topped the list of issues at an industry event in Sydney this week.
From dog grooming to roof repairs, providers are receiving a wide range of consumer requests for home care spending.
Aged care peak bodies have jointly called for an urgent funding boost for the residential aged sector following the release of new data this week that shows an increase in the number of facilities running at a loss.