The notion that aged care quality will be driven by consumers making choices and exercising control has not been demonstrated overseas, write Michael Fine and Beatriz Cardona.
The proposal to charge providers for unannounced accreditation visits is a cost too high for an industry-specific quality assurance system, writes Wayne Belcher.
It’s time for government action to implement the Australian Law Reform Commission’s recommendations for tackling elder abuse, writes Geoff Rowe.
Governments have committed an extra $11 billion annually to the NDIS but unless action is taken many young people living in aged care will miss out on the scheme, writes Luke Bo’sher.
The government has known for two years that it needs to invest significantly in additional level four packages but has instead sat on its hands, writes Julie Collins.
The next generation of seniors will have worked hard to remain physically and mentally sharp, only to be confronted with ageism in social and aged care policy and practice, write Patricia Edgar and Don Edgar.
Current trends suggest that the changes in aged care that we’ve seen so far are just the tip of the iceberg, writes Robert Goodliffe.
While a consumer-driven home care market will create new opportunities to innovate and be creative, providers also need to be aware of their enhanced legal obligations in the new regulatory environment, writes Julie McStay.
We’re excited the government is developing a diversity framework to cover the needs of LGBTI, Aboriginal and CALD seniors in aged care and hope it will reflect input from the groups it aims to support, writes Peter Worland.
An overseas visit has reminded me that Australian aged care has models of care and innovations that hold up internationally, writes Dr Eleanor Horton.
With older people now the fastest growing segment of the prison population, we urgently need to resource research and change practice in line with the evidence, writes Dr Bruce Stevens.
Leading Age Services Australia has been prepared to deliver hard messages on behalf our members to politicians and policy makers alike – and will continue to do so, writes Sean Rooney.
Aged care facilities can utilise emerging hardware and software to drive improved business and care outcomes, but this requires investment in infrastructure, writes Paul Craven.
From residential and community aged care providers to sporting and cultural bodies, all community organisations need a charter for supporting our older citizens, argues Daniella Greenwood.