Provider and consumer peaks are urging the Federal Government to consider the recommendations of the Tune Review as a whole and avoid picking individual proposals to implement.
A Melbourne-based aged care and disability service provider has won an award for its use of the arts to enhance the wellbeing of its residents over large hospital, health and aged services from around Australia.
More than three-quarters of complaints to the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner concerned the residential sector last year, with complaints overall increasing by 20 per cent on the previous year.
There are more deaths from cancer in aged care facilities in South Australia than in hospices and at home combined, according to a participant at the recent Palliative Care Australia conference in Adelaide.
The aged care property market is poised for an increase in activity over the coming year, according to aged care strategic advisor and consultant Cam Ansell.
The time has come for Australia to start having important community discussions about aged care, writes Jan Adams.
Giving residential aged places directly to consumers, tweaking policies for offline residential care places, and temporarily reallocating unused places to home care packages are among the 38 recommendations in the final report of the five-year review of aged care reform.
The Coalition Government has ruled out including the full value of an older person’s home in the means test for residential care and abolishing annual and lifetime caps on user contributions from among the recommendations in the aged care reform review.
Also in this wrap: Baptcare opens aged care community; OneCare Tasmanian facility on north-west coast underway; and Rosewood opens Leederville facility.
Aged care nurses need to be able to conduct comprehensive health assessments with residents if they are to perform their roles effectively, says a clinical expert.
A new service model has been developed and put into practice for older people living with alcohol-related brain injury and complex behaviours, enabling them to transition into long-term residential aged care.
The Minister for Aged Care is hosting multi-stakeholder sessions around the country as he applies the concept of co-design to the breadth of aged care reform, he has told a national aged care conference.
There is little outright political backing for a bill introduced into the Senate to mandate minimum staff-to-resident ratios in aged care, although there is broad support to address the workforce issues it highlights.
The use of information technology is beginning to play a large role in the effort to provide higher quality of care in residential care facilities in Australia, according to early findings of an international study.