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

13
Dec 18

2018 review of The Aged Care Sector

Author:Ash Natesh

We interviewed, Chris Dougherty, General Manager, Human Resources Prescare & Professor Michael Woods, Centre of Health Economics Research & Evaluation, University of Technology Sydney. Here is their Insights on what the challenges and wins the aged care sector has faced in 2018: Chris Dougherty, General Manager, Human Resources Prescare “The largest challenge was the looming … Continue reading 2018 review of The Aged Care Sector

13
Dec 18

A Matter of Care : 2018 Aged Care workforce Review by Professor John Pollaers OAM

Author:Ash Natesh

In undertaking his work, Professor John Pollaers OAM (Chairman Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce at Australian Department of Health) uncovered some inescapable truths that impact on how the community views aged care and, indeed, how the industry sees itself. The Strategy that he has set out identifies significant opportunities for the industry and individual organisations … Continue reading A Matter of Care : 2018 Aged Care workforce Review by Professor John Pollaers OAM

04
Dec 18

Technology update to improve caregiver experience

Author:Ash Natesh

Technology is developing at a rapid rate and as a result there has been massive changes in the aged care industry. Not only is technology enabling elderly people to lead healthier and more independent lives, it is helping carers and medical professionals monitor their health, to ensure they get the help they need, when they … Continue reading Technology update to improve caregiver experience