Gaining leverage during the buying process and being able to deliver a sustainable product are among top procurement challenges in aged care, leading providers will tell an industry conference today.
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A range of initiatives are in development to ensure older Australians, no matter their cultural background, receive the best aged care possible, writes Mary Patetsos.
The proportion of aged care facilities reporting a loss has grown from 34 to 41 per cent in six months, according to StewartBrown’s latest benchmarking report, which found an increasing number of financially vulnerable facilities.
Also in this wrap: Wintringham announces new deputy and Bethanie appoints chief operating officer.
Also in this wrap: Anglican Care chair John Kilpatrick steps down after more than four decades; and Regis appoints two new directors.
Sundale, Burnie Brae and an executive from BallyCara have been recognised for outstanding achievements in aged care services at an industry event on the Gold Coast.
Aged care organisations have celebrated the women who work for their organisations along with those they care for this week’s International Women’s Day.
Also in this wrap: project triples Uniting’s Shellharbour site; TriCare opens new luxury wing; and SwanCare plans leisure precinct.
Aged care assessment teams have been cautioned not to compensate for home care wait times by approving older people for the highest level of care, Senate estimates has heard.
Establishing a code of practice, pay and conditions, and better recognising personal care workers are among the issues that sector stakeholders have raised with workforce taskforce, says chair John Pollaers.
There is overwhelming support among not-for-profit aged care providers for the establishment of an independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, a new survey shows.
A program that provides client-centred support to residents and a service boosting the health and wellbeing of family carers are among the initiatives recognised in industry awards.
The Independent Living Centre WA has released a consumer guide on simple assistive equipment and home modification options to support older people to remain independent at home.
Also in this wrap: Bruce Bailey joins RSL LifeCare board; Lynn Weekes to step down from NPS Medicinewise; and new commissioner on board at ACNC.