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Jan 20

The Current State of Aged Care Funding

Australia’s aged care sector is in the midst of drastic reform and uncertainty due to a combination of the Royal Commission, policy updates and public scrutiny. This has been reflected in the Aged Care Funding Authority’s 2019 report on the funding and financing of the aged care industry. The last financial year saw a “significant … Continue reading The Current State of Aged Care Funding

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Jan 20

Alternatives to Restraint in Aged Care

Reducing the use of medication as a chemical restraint has been outlined as one of the key priorities of the Royal Commission’s Interim Report. In an effort to counteract the over-reliance on chemical restraint in aged care, stronger safeguards and restrictions will be established from 1 January 2020. There many simple alternatives to the use … Continue reading Alternatives to Restraint in Aged Care

14
Jan 20

ACSA’s Pat Sparrow on the 5th Quality in Aged Care Summit

“One of the things that’s becoming clear through the Royal Commission is the need for great quality in aged care and that’s what all aged care providers want to deliver. But also to really be exploring and working with older people and their families in making sure that the experience people have is a good … Continue reading ACSA’s Pat Sparrow on the 5th Quality in Aged Care Summit

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

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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

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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

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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