A Senate inquiry into aged care quality assessment and accreditation is struggling to capture the interest of an industry regularly under review and a Senate with much on its plate.
A co-operative model could work well for rural and remote aged care providers, a former aged care CEO tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Aged care peak organisations and some large providers have expressed concern at the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency’s plan to charge operators to conduct annual unannounced spot checks on them.
Aged care CEO and global ambassador Marcus Riley has shared Australia’s progress and brought back learnings for the sector.
The network of nine state-based agencies that provide advocacy to older people receiving or seeking aged care has been appointed to run the commonwealth’s new national program.
Just four years after selling all its bed licenses retirement village operator Lendlease has returned to aged care with a bang, picking up the largest individual share of the 10,000 new places.
There are fresh calls for a coordinated national falls prevention strategy in light of new figures showing falls accounted for the vast majority of premature deaths in aged care.
Consumers and community care providers say government needs to ramp up information and support for navigating home care amid concerns packages aren’t being taken up.
Residential aged care facilities could be a key beneficiary of Australia’s new e-health system, so why aren’t more engaging?
The Federal Government’s proposed merger of the Commonwealth Home Support Program and home care packages has been pushed back until July 2020.
The My Aged Care platform will get a $3.1 million funding boost in 2017-18 to improve ICT system performance and efficiency, the government announced in last night’s budget.
Aged care peak body Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) has launched a new drug and alcohol policy resource for employers.
There are growing calls for government to deliver a sustainable funding system following the release of the review into the Aged Care Funding Instrument, while the minister says he’ll now begin consultations.
Aged care providers are concerned the sudden overhaul of the 457 visa scheme could negatively impact aged care recruitment, particularly in rural areas.