By Laura Davy, UNSW
This week at the aged care royal commission hearings, the CEOs of three aged care providers called for a change in the way residential aged care is funded to improve the quality of care.
This followed a plea from Aged Care Services Australia for the government and opposition to address what it called a “crisis in residential aged care funding”.
But while most residential aged care funding comes from government, residents also have to contribute. So how...
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Singapore, 16 May 2019 – 92 organisations from 17 countries were recognised for their innovative and outstanding contributions towards improving the quality of living for the older people in Asia Pacific at the 7th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards Ceremony & Dinner on 15 May at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore that gathered over 320 industry guests from 22 countries.
A total of 25 award categories, including six new categories for the healthcare architectural space that recognise and honour the creative and...
The royal commission looked at the use of psychotropic medications in aged care on day six of the hearings in Sydney.
Dr Juanita Westbury, of the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, said her study led her to believe that aged care facilities have differing “prescribing cultures… where some homes are very quick to rush to the medication for management, whereas other homes are much more prudent.”
Dr Westbury’s research found that some nursing homes had psychotropic prescribing rates...
With the sudden increase in sanctions of Australian aged care homes over the last few years, it’s difficult to understand whether the quality of aged care homes has declined, or if the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has been forced to reassess what they deem to be acceptable practices of care due to recent public scrutiny.
Aged Care Minister, Ken Wyatt AM, announced in October 2017 that scheduled accreditation visits were going to be replaced with unannounced accreditation visits...