Seniors advocacy organisation COTA Australia has warned aged care providers against fraudulent behaviour when assisting residents with the national marriage-equality survey now underway.
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.
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.
Industry peak body Leading Age Services Australia is calling on the Federal Government to address a series of significant implementation issues arising from the latest home care reforms.
There is broad support for a government initiative to roll out flu vaccinations to aged care workers, but provider peaks have called on the community to also ensure best practice is followed.
UPDATED: 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.
The food budgets of Australian residential aged care facilities are dwindling while money spent on nutritional supplements is increasing, according to new analysis.
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.
Employer groups’ push for greater flexibility in contracts and rostering for part-time aged care workers has been rejected by the Fair Work Commission.
Just one in four providers say they have received new clients in the first two months of the government’s revamped home care system, survey shows.
Residential aged care facilities could be a key beneficiary of Australia’s new e-health system, so why aren’t more engaging?
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.
More than 175 RSL Care + RDNS aged care residents in north Queensland are sheltering in temporary accommodation, while many home care services remain suspended in affected areas.