The government needs to act on a number of workforce recommendations before the sector can improve employee attraction and retention, the workforce taskforce chair tells the royal commission.
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Reconceptualising residential aged care from an institution to a home has inadvertently led to today’s less clinically skilled and oriented workforce, an expert tells the aged care royal commission.
Four out of 10 residential aged care workers are planning to leave the sector within five years because they are overworked, stressed and underpaid, a national worker survey shows.
Sector peak ACSA has backed a star-rating approach to evaluating staffing levels like the one at the centre of a new report that found more than half of Australian aged care residents are in facilities with too few staff.
Aged Care Royal Commissioner Richard Tracey has died after a short battle with cancer.
The proposed religious discrimination legislation could have a significant impact on how aged care providers run their business and manage their staff, a legal expert says.
A national strategy and investment in safe, secure and affordable housing is needed to support an increasing number of older women in Australia, writes Debbie Georgopoulos.
Listening to staff and redefining the organisation’s purpose helped an aged care provider move from a military-style culture to a supportive environment, the CEO tells a national conference.
Aged care providers should use the royal commission as a platform to advocate for what they need to deliver quality care and to learn how to best do it, a national aged care conference has heard.
A new retirement village accreditation scheme has been launched this week for operators of retirement living communities that includes care service standards for the first time.
In addition to assessing the financial case for new technology, providers need to determine how staff, residents and the organisation will benefit from a proposed deployment, a provider tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
A cloud-based clinical care system is allowing frontline staff to spend less time on paperwork and more time with aged care residents, a provider CEO has told an industry conference.
A hospital-based outreach service for aged care has avoided more than half of the physical visits it would usually make and increased its reach by assessing residents by video.
The aged care peaks have welcomed a joint call from Australia’s doctors and nurses for aged care funding and reforms now, but not pleas for staff ratios.