Limited data on the Commonwealth Home Support Program is hindering the sector’s understanding of the largest part of the aged care system, sector leaders have told a national aged care conference.
Changes to the residential aged care sector’s funding tool proposed in a government-commissioned report will be outlined at an upcoming industry conference.
Australia’s palliative care services are working to incorporate more understanding and awareness of wound care in their work with aged care residents and other patients.
Melissa Harries shares her insights into how the workplace impacts the mental health of aged care workers, and what leaders can do about it.
Many older people and their families say they feel confused and overwhelmed by reforms taking place in aged care and are sceptical they can deliver on the promise of increased consumer choice and control, a large-scale qualitative study has found.
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.
Greater volume and certain types of home care services are associated with significantly delayed entry into permanent residential aged care, according to new research.
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 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.
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 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.
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.