07
Aug 19

The 10 principles of good governance

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

01
Aug 19

Leading through change and disruption

Australia’s health and aged care sectors are swimming in riptides of change with the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, ongoing digital transformation and massive shifts in stakeholder expectations.  The brewing storm has seen many leaders vacate their seats, either voluntarily or forcefully ousted. Without a doubt, it requires grit, determination and a … Continue reading Leading through change and disruption

15
Jul 19

Demonstrating Standard 5 compliance in end of life care

The 2nd edition of the NSQHS came into effect at the start of this year, addressing the gaps identified in the first edition including mental health and cognitive impairment, health literacy, end-of-life care, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Standard 5, focusing around complying with and demonstrating compliance to Comprehensive Care, is thus far … Continue reading Demonstrating Standard 5 compliance in end of life care

08
Jul 19

First day of NT Royal Commission – “My heart is crying”

The first day of hearings for the Royal Commission in Darwin began powerfully; with an Aboriginal elder begging for services to be delivered closer to her community.  Mildred Numamurdirdi is a traditional custodian from Numbulwar, a small rural community of 1000 people, in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Mildred today told the commission she was first … Continue reading First day of NT Royal Commission – “My heart is crying”

05
Jul 19

Beyond the Bedside

Women make up 70% of employees in the health and aged care sector, yet they comprise just 13% of c-suite executives.  Dr B Anne Brand didn’t let the daunting statistics dissuade her and scaled the career ladder with tenacity, grit and a sense of humour. Anne’s experience precedes her, having served as interim CEO for … Continue reading Beyond the Bedside

05
Jul 19

Aged Care Quality Standards announced 

“Today is the first upgrade to residential aged-care standards in 20 years,” Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians Richard Colbeck said on announcing the reforms this month.  The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has officially commenced assessment and monitoring against the Aged Care Quality Standards.  As of July 1 the Standards apply to … Continue reading Aged Care Quality Standards announced 

20
Mar 19

The importance of governance in the changing aged care space

Author:Ash Natesh

Boards governing aged care providers are increasingly under scrutiny during this period of immense change for the aged care sector. With the Royal Commission underway, providers are being called at short notice to provide evidence and account for the quality and safety of their service delivery. At the same time, the new Aged Care Safety … Continue reading The importance of governance in the changing aged care space

10
Jan 19

Aged Care Technologies on the forefront of 2019 Agenda

Author:Ash Natesh

    As revolutionary aged care technologies are being trialed and implemented across the nation, innovation and research is once again high on the agenda for many Aged Care Providers across Australia. So let’s delve into what 2018 had on its agenda? Virtual reality driving simulators to test whether seniors can keep their licenses, apps … Continue reading Aged Care Technologies on the forefront of 2019 Agenda