The chronic staffing crisis in Australia’s aged care system has led to dangerous workloads for nurses and carers resulting, too often, in missed care for vulnerable nursing home residents. This report finds that the big, 'for-profit' providers, clearly have the financial capacity to improve staffing...
This guide provides information to assist aged care providers, particularly managers and senior staff, in implementing advance care planning.
The Future Social Service Institute (FSSI) provided this submission towards the development of the Aged Care Workforce Strategy.
This report has made findings against five individuals and the northern Adelaide Local Health Network. It also makes thirteen recommendations that should be considered by all public officers in positions of authority.
The relationship between regulation, care provision and risk has been an area of continuing policy debate. How dementia care providers handle regulation contributes to the quality of dementia care and the monitoring and enforcement of care standards.
This plan, developed by the National Ageing Research Institute, with support from Seniors Rights Victoria, the Office of Public Advocate and community service providers, identifies gaps and sets out ten priorities to address elder abuse.
This interim report is focused on the abject failures of the systems designed to provide oversight of care standards at Oakden. The committee's broader concerns regarding aged care quality frameworks, which the committee considers require review and consideration, are also outlined in this interim report....
The federal government has announced two changes to quality and compliance visits made to nursing homes by assessors from the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency. The first change is a result of a 2015–16 Budget measure to expand cost recovery arrangements for the agency, and...
This paper presents research that indicates it is becoming increasingly difficult to access aged residential respite care and suggests some policy solutions to make respite care more readily available to carers of older family members and friends.
Nearly 245,000 older people died between July 2012 and June 2014. This report presents information on the cause of death patterns and any aged care services they used before their death. This is the first time this analysis has been done in Australia.
This research explored residential aged care (RAC) workplace design features that influence how RAC staff feel valued, productive, safe, like they belong and connected. A secondary aim was to validate emerging themes about RAC design features with stakeholders.
Australia’s Aged Care Diversity Framework is a timely and important step towards a more inclusive future for aged care services in Australia. Whether barriers to appropriate aged care are perceived or real, they must be addressed to meet the diverse needs of the community.
The interaction of personal care workers with residents is the focus of this short report from research about regulation and dementia care.
This report reviews the actions undertaken to implement the principles and goals of the LGBTI strategy and considers the success of the strategy – and opportunities for improvement – from the perspectives of stakeholders.
This strategy document aims to create age-friendly communities across the Pilbara and the Kimberley, while encouraging more seniors support services and greater local employment in aged care.
A raft of aged care experts say the 'Carnell Report' has missed the point, and the focus needs to be on staffing ratios and training.
This review examined whether current systems provide assurance that aged care recipients receive appropriate care and that failures of care are rapidly identified and addressed.