Australia’s voice of aged care, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), welcomed the formal passing of the new aged care standards under the Single Aged Care Quality Framework by Federal Parliament last night.
LASA CEO Sean Rooney said the standards were a vital component of the Federal Government reform agenda to drive continuous improvements in the quality of aged care.
“The new standards deliver a single approach to quality assessment across the different aged care settings including residential care and home...
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COTA Australia Media Release
On the one year anniversary of the Tune Review Report into aged care being handed to government, COTA Australia, the leading advocacy organisation for older Australian, is calling for the government to set out a clear timetable by the end of this year for when and how remaining recommendations of the report will be implemented.
The report of the Aged Care Legislated Review by David Tune AO PSM was presented to the government on July 31...
Media release ANMF (Vic Branch)
Older public hospital patients and more than 5000 residents living in Victoria’s public nursing homes and residential aged care wards will benefit from a $1.1 million specialist training boost for registered and enrolled nurses.
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Vic Branch) has welcomed the Andrews Government’s announcement to provide public sector nurses short training courses to better identify, and manage, a range of complex physical and mental health issues commonly experienced by older...