Staffing levels and a skills mix that allow for time to be spent on clinical and care tasks that respect the holistic needs of aged care residents must be prioritised, writes Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward.
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Amana Living’s dedicated staffing approach embodies person-centred care and its principles are transferable to any organisation, writes CEO Stephanie Buckland.
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.
Nursing staff levels in residential aged care facilities in NSW will be the focus of a new parliamentary inquiry, which will also consider the need for wider regulatory reform and minimum standards for personal carers.
Rod Young says the industry is delighted that the ACFI continues to increase subsidies to match the increasing acuity of residents, but one provider thinks it’s nothing to write home about.
The Senate has launched the first ever full-scale inquiry into Australia’s palliative care system. With broad terms of reference now set, PCA expects that no stone will be left unturned.
A $3 million TV and radio advertising campaign will go to air around the country this month.
A Victorian study reports significant declines in nurse to resident ratios in the state’s aged care facilities.
A Melbourne facility that was sanctioned in March met all 44 of the agency’s 44 expected outcomes in a recent audit.
An expert on older people’s mental health says BPSD can be ameliorated by addressing systemic and staffing isues.
Mercy Health will reduce the number of staff at its facilities in Albury and Young as part of its ongoing business management process.
Justine Elliot has made a commitment to look into staffing levels in aged care.