There needs to be a united approach to shift the current psyche from awareness to action and reform, writes Geoff Rowe.
Melissa Harries shares her insights into how the workplace impacts the mental health of aged care workers, and what leaders can do about it.
The US is moving away from fee-for service to managed care, covering people rather than episodes of care, writes Katie Smith Sloan.
Consumer directed care is about more than choosing what time to have breakfast or electing to have a glass of wine with dinner, writes Professor Marita McCabe.
A salutogenic approach, which focuses on factors for health and wellbeing rather than disease, has enormous relevance in aged care, and particularly dementia care, writes Professor Richard Fleming.
The time has come for Australia to start having important community discussions about aged care, writes Jan Adams.
The rise of online care worker platforms and increased levels of self-management mean providers should take steps to minimise the risk of clients overspending their home care budgets, write Solomon Miller, Anita Courtney and Sophie Bolzonello.
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.
The shift to increased client control in home care risks pushing family carers to the background, writes Cathy Duncan.
The federal government should consider developing a flexible, community-focused service model for older Australians living in remote Australia, writes Dr Heather Gibb.
It’s time for government action to implement the Australian Law Reform Commission’s recommendations for tackling elder abuse, writes Geoff Rowe.
While pushing back the introduction of an integrated in-home care system is not ideal, it will give us an opportunity to put in place a more effective home care system for all, writes Jeremy McAuliffe.
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.