Many large family-owned for-profit aged care providers lack transparency and accountability for the public funds they receive, a new report has found.
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A lack of staff to provide basic care to residents is the most pressing concern of 90 percent of aged care workers, a national survey has found.
Aged care stakeholders are calling on all candidates to make a significant financial commitment to aged care in the upcoming federal election.
A Senate inquiry has recommended the federal government clarify that residential aged care providers ultimately hold a duty of care to all residents and that the quality commission has a similar responsibility for regulation.
Queensland-based residential aged care and retirement living providers have until the end of March to complete the first stage of a three-step process ensuring their buildings are not affected by combustible cladding.
For-profit aged care provider Bupa is committed to taking action to meet the standards expected by its residents and the community, its interim chief operating officer tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
The three aged care peaks are setting up a new leadership group to oversee the implementation of the sector’s workforce strategy.
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.