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 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.