Retirement living industry peaks are urging all retirement village operators to sign to the industry code of conduct launched today to demonstrate their commitment to high standards and resident satisfaction.
Peak aged care industry body ACSA has called for almost $700 million to immediately be made available for residential care, ahead of the federal government’s mid year financial outlook.
Publishing staff-to-resident ratios in aged care is a positive first step for increasing transparency but it’s not enough for consumers to make informed decisions, according to a parliamentary inquiry report.
Allied health professionals certified with limited registration from their professional body are eligible to provide complex pain management services in residential aged care, the Department of Health has ruled.
The aged care royal commission is seeking a report from every aged care outlet detailing any instance of sub-standard care in the last five years and action taken to improve services.
Individuals and organisations from across the aged care sector have been recognised for their commitment, dedication and achievements at a gala dinner in Adelaide.
Most Australians believe the aged care industry is untrustworthy and lacks transparency and quality services, according to the findings of a national study presented at an aged care conference.
Aged care providers have been advised to begin setting up their “war rooms” in preparation for the royal commission.
The future of Australia’s aged care industry will be shaped by the Royal Commission, LASA CEO Sean Rooney has told delegates at the peak organisation’s national conference in Adelaide.
A parliamentary inquiry has called for legislation to ensure aged care facilities have at least one registered nurse on site at all times and a review of funding to assess its adequacy to meet residents’ needs.
The proportion of aged care facilities operating at a loss has increased by more than 11 per cent over 12 months with those in rural and remote areas faring the worst, StewartBrown’s year-end report on the financial performance of the aged care sector shows.
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.