Ian Yates, CEO of COTA, believes the aged care sector has reached a critical junction as we await release of the Interim Report and the new era its release heralds. “Discussing the report but more than that, discussing positively how we respond to the issues that’ve been raised to the Royal Commission and making issues … Continue reading COTA’s Ian Yates on the Future of Aged Care – Beyond the Interim Report
The Aged Care Royal Commission has now been extended by six months, as approved by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday. Originally due by the 30th of April 2020, the final report will now not be released until November next year. There has been no change to the interim report which is expected to be … Continue reading What you need to know about the Aged Care Royal Commission Update
“There’s never been a more important time in aged care than the time we’re living in right now. The Royal Commission is giving us the opportunity to have a national conversation about what really matters in aged care.” – Pat Sparrow, Chief Executive Officer, ACSA Join Pat Sparrow, Chief Executive Officer of the Aged & … Continue reading ACSA’s Pat Sparrow on The Future of Aged Care – Beyond the Interim Report of the Royal Commission
“As I travel around the country talking to aged care providers, there are two things they say keep them awake at night. One is funding and sustainability of the services, but the one that’s always talked about is the workforce- how we strengthen the workforce of the future, how we attract the workforce of the … Continue reading ACSA’s Pat Sparrow on Strengthening the Aged Care Workforce
While the new Aged Care Quality Standards having commenced in July 2019, many aged care providers are grappling with the ongoing evaluation these Standards require. Though workforce is prevalent throughout all 8 Standards, a skilled and qualified workforce is specifically required by Standard 7- Human resources. The consumer will be asked if: ‘I get quality … Continue reading Aligning your workforce with Standard 7
“‘Here is your coffee.’ There was no greeting or even mention of my name as the staff member placed the cup on a stand well beyond my reach. She did not inquire as to how I would reach it or assist me to do so or indicate that she would arrange for another staff member … Continue reading Exploring what the Aged Care Standards mean for your organisation
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Given the evolving nature of Australia’s aged care sector, it’s vital providers remain true to the key principles of good governance. These strengthen all aspects of business function from service delivery to internal operations. These are the ten key principles as captured by the Australian Institute of Company Directors: Purpose and strategy The organisational purpose … Continue reading The 10 principles of good governance