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.
Brightwater Care has been selected to operate and test a prototype service for the government’s national program to support people with severe responsive behaviours associated with dementia.
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.
Personal care workers are likely doing the work of enrolled nurses in Australia’s residential aged care homes, according to new research from Curtin University.
The aged care royal commission will get underway early next year with an opening hearing set for the third week of January.
Answering the royal commission’s questions about substandard care and complaints needs fresh critical analysis rather than a defensive response, writes Greg Adey.
The Department of Health is calling on aged care providers and peak bodies to complete a survey about unused residential aged care places.
The health department has withdrawn its recent advice concerning allied health professionals with limited registration and pain management services in aged care while it consults with the sector.
Person-centred organisations and positive culture within the workplace are among the ways to retain and attract the aged care workforce, a technology in aged care has heard.
The aged care sector will benefit from a strengthened framework to deliver greater transparency and accountability of the financial and tax practices of for-profit providers, a senate inquiry has found.
Organisations and individuals in the aged care sector have been recognised for their outstanding achievements in developing and implementing technology systems at a gala dinner in Adelaide this week.
Aged care providers should work with other sector stakeholders to present a consistent message to the royal commission like it did in the lead up to the 2012 reforms, a key industry conference has heard.
A new training program to educate aged care staff on how to support residents experiencing elder abuse and an abuse prevention framework have been launched.
Acorn Network founder Samantha Bowen is calling on all aged care leaders to read the workforce strategy report and take action today.