One of the world’s most respected aged care leaders was in Sydney this week to discuss how her organisation has navigated an increasingly constrained and complex aged care environment.
Jane Ashcroft is the chief executive of England’s largest largest not-for-profit provider of care and housing for older people.
A highly respected leader and commentator on ageing and aged care, in 2013, she was awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2013 for her services...
Caroline Egan has been a writer and editor for more than 20 years, and has worked across several sectors, including banking, finance, economics, real estate, and aged care. She was Managing Editor at Macquarie Bank for a number of years, and spent several years presenting financial market news on television and radio for CommSec. Caroline loves playing Scrabble, walking in nature, and going to the movies with her funny children.
Nearly two in three aged care providers in rural and remote areas - 65 per cent - are losing money, according to a new report by independent aged care accountants StewartBrown.
The report also noted that rural and remote aged care facilities have fewer residents than their city counterparts, but their residents have higher care needs. Rural and remote facilities also have difficulty attracting staff, have lower accommodation prices and higher costs, such as for food and maintenance.
More than 110,000 calls to My Aged Care went unanswered in three years, according to information provided through Senate Estimates.
Last year alone, nearly 43,000 weren’t answered, an average of 118 calls every day.
Satisfaction with the nation’s entry point to the aged care system was also below par. The satisfaction rate for 2018-19 was 57 per cent, below the government’s satisfaction KPI of 65 per cent.
System is “broken” and in “crisis”
A statement from Shadow...
Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day, and every day for these two loved-up couples who together have nearly 140 years of marriage between them.
Today we bring you the stories of two couples who have each been together for over half a century and are now living together contentedly in residential aged care.
HelloCare asked the couples about their lives now, what they enjoy doing and what they appreciate about each other, and most importantly, what...