02
Mar 20

Embedding a change culture in your aged care facility

“You’re building a culture of innovation is freedom” – Jennifer Stuart Smith, Chief Executive Officer, James Milson Village As aged care providers continue to digest the Interim Report of the Royal Commission and await the changes the final report will bring, the time to develop a culture of change and innovation is now. Jennifer Stuart … Continue reading Embedding a change culture in your aged care facility

02
Mar 20

Getting the Board on board with the Royal Commission

Governance is a recurrent theme throughout the Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report, touching all elements of care including the medical, clinical, social, emotional and behavioural elements of client needs. The onus for ensuring organisational governance is embedded, executed and effective falls on the Board of Directors. While Boards have a long journey ahead and … Continue reading Getting the Board on board with the Royal Commission

21
Feb 20

The 10 Principles of Governance to see you through the Royal Commission

Throughout the hearings leading up to the Interim Report of the Royal Commission, we heard frequent accounts of both clinical governance and organisational governance failures. We can expect governance to be featured heavily in the Final Report, due at the end of this year.  It’s in the best interests of organisations to prepare their governance … Continue reading The 10 Principles of Governance to see you through the Royal Commission

17
Feb 20

Achieving financial sustainability – insights from MiCare’s Graeme Wickenden

Reform, the Royal Commission and consumer demands have placed mounting financial pressure on aged care providers. While all strive to deliver the best quality of care possible, the mission is made much more difficult when operating on a shoestring. The sector has been described as “unsustainable” following the release of the Aged Care Financial Performance … Continue reading Achieving financial sustainability – insights from MiCare’s Graeme Wickenden

10
Feb 20

Rebuilding consumer trust in aged care

It comes as little surprise that only 20% of all Australians trust the aged care industry. This number drops to only 12% of Australians over the age of 60. The fall in trust, largely attributable to the Royal Commission and publicised stories of neglect/ abuse, has seen aged care providers scrambling to reinstill faith in … Continue reading Rebuilding consumer trust in aged care

22
Jan 20

COTA’s Ian Yates on the 5th Quality of Aged Care Conference

“This is a really exciting but challenging period for aged care with the Royal Commission’s Interim Report having revealed significant substandard care and neglect. At the same time we’re getting more and more providers in the sector putting more focus on engagement with their customers and on quality.” Building on the success of our previous … Continue reading COTA’s Ian Yates on the 5th Quality of Aged Care Conference

21
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

20
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