Aged care services
Older people care
Residential aged care
On 25 November 2022, UARC submitted its response to the Department of Health and Aged Care's second discussion paper on the design of the new program for in-home aged care.
It is intended that this publication will serve to increase the accessibility of valuable evidence and experiences to policy-makers within Australia. The University of Queensland and the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust also hope that it will encourage more partnership approaches toward developing public policy that...
This report 2021-22 finds that the financial performance of many aged care providers has deteriorated in the past year. It also presents new evidence about the challenges in securing a sufficiently skilled aged care workforce.
This resource is for anyone who lives with, or provides care to, a person living with dementia. It was co-developed with people living with dementia, as well as carers and former carers of people with dementia, who are members of the Sydney Dementia Network-Lived Experience...
Dementia Australia’s Quality Dementia Care Initiative: Action Plan aims to build the capacity and capability of the aged care sector to embed and improve quality care for people living with dementia, their families and carers in Australia. Dementia Australia is leading the plan in partnership...
It is widely recognised that there are major problems in the quality of aged care, especially in residential aged care. This report looks at whether there should be a policy to preference the direct employment of aged care workers.
This study comes against a backdrop of a rapid rise in the number of care and support workers in recent years and represents the first, whole-of-sector examination of the care and support workforce. It considers the needs of the workforce, in relation to aged, disability...
This paper offers a commentary on the design of the proposed unified program offers a critique of the initial framework for reforms to the delivery of in-home aged care services. It is a response to an overview paper, released by the Department of Health in...
This fact sheet details information about younger Australians currently living in residential aged care facilities.
Governing for quality and safety: a new province for boards of Australian aged care and disability support providers?
This article addresses the question of to what extent changes in legislation and regulatory standards in aged care and disability create new expectations of these boards and directors.
This document outlines the aims of the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) and sets out the roles and responsibilities of CVS auspices and network members, volunteers, aged care service providers, care recipients, the Department of Health and Aged Care and the Department of Social Services.
This paper updates the workforce projections of CEDA’s 'Duty of care' report, released in August 2021, based on the latest information and industry consultation. It finds that filling the growing shortfall in the aged care workforce is a task that is escalating each day.
This paper aims to support and promote an informed national policy debate on the sustainability of publicly subsidised aged care services in Australia. It draws on a comprehensive evidence base to outline the dimensions of the sustainability challenge.
This first edition of the Australia's Aged Care Sector report, analyses the mid-year results for the first half of the 2021-22 financial year and provides commentary on major challenges and progress on policy reforms.
Emerging empirical insights on the potential of green infrastructure to mitigate heat stress and improve access, inclusion, and safety in Australian aged care facilities
This paper provides emerging empirical insights on the potential of green infrastructure to mitigate heat stress and improve access, inclusion, and safety in Australian aged care facilities (ACFs). It concludes that green infrastructure offers many strategic benefits in ACFs, but these are typically overlooked in...
This submission argues that the new Albanese Government must work with the allied health sector to develop a clear action plan that integrates allied health care into the residential aged care sector and implements the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety's recommendations.
This factsheet provides an update on progress towards targets set by the Australian government in November 2019.
This paper argues that it is essential that Australia establish a set of long-term and comprehensive indicators of quality in aged care provision. These must not only be both realistic and attainable - they must meet public expectations for high quality, caring, person-centred aged care.
To help guide the decisions that must be made, and make sure aged care is prepared for all the challenges of the future – not just the immediate crises we face – Anglicare Australia has developed this blueprint to transform the system and prepare it...
This report analyses the intersection between the older persons’ care sector and migration. The report concludes with recommendations to policy-makers in high-income, rapidly ageing countries that are struggling with these issues.
This report provides several case studies of large Australian aged care operators that demonstrate the urgent need for government reforms to require transparency and public accountability on federal aged care funding.
The Productivity Commission has commenced a study into employment models in aged care, and the effects that policies and procedures to preference the direct employment of aged care workers would have on the sector. The Commission has released this issues paper to guide people in...
As part of its responsibilities for protecting and enhancing the safety, health, well-being and quality of life of aged care consumers, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (the Commission) has identified and developed a range of best practice strategies and tools for providers of...