01
Nov 19

Aged Care Interim Report: Australia Reacts

The findings of the Interim Report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety have been received with a mixture of appreciation, horror and outrage. Comprised of three volumes and totaling 792 pages between them,the state of Australia’s aged care is summarised by its title; ‘Neglect’. Commissioners Richard Tracey and Lynell Briggs described … Continue reading Aged Care Interim Report: Australia Reacts

24
Oct 19

One week left until aged care interim report

After a year of speculation and waiting, the interim report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety due next week will offer the sector’s first insights into the findings and proposed changes.  “The evidence shows that the problems are not restricted to any one part of the aged care sector, whether it … Continue reading One week left until aged care interim report

14
Oct 19

COTA’s Ian Yates on the Future of Aged Care – Beyond the Interim Report

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

23
Sep 19

What you need to know about the Aged Care Royal Commission Update

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

17
Sep 19

ACSA’s Pat Sparrow on The Future of Aged Care – Beyond the Interim Report of the Royal Commission

“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

11
Sep 19

ACSA’s Pat Sparrow on Strengthening the Aged Care Workforce

“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

09
Sep 19

Aligning your workforce with Standard 7

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

02
Sep 19

Exploring what the Aged Care Standards mean for your organisation

“‘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