Older people--Care

Report

3 Apr 2019
233

Among the many other recommendations, this report calls for the Australian government to implement a clearly articulated principle that the duty of care for the regulation of all care within the aged care residential setting ultimately rests with the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission....

Report

1 Apr 2019
360

This report builds on the 2015 Intergenerational Report by providing a detailed analysis of the impacts of an ageing population on revenue and spending over the next decade.

Report

5 Mar 2019
265

Involving ‘consumers’ in an investigation of the way aged care services are delivered is recommended as a means of improving the quality of these services. In a system where the perspectives of government, bureaucrats, providers and professional groups dominate policy and practice, it is helpful...

Briefing paper

25 Feb 2019
343

This paper outlines different aspects of the aged care system, the services currently being delivered in Australia and the areas in need of substantial reform.

Report

A Special Report to Parliament under section 31 of the Ombudsman Act 1974
2 Nov 2018
56

This report demonstrates the need for a comprehensive safeguarding approach in NSW for vulnerable adults living in the community – including an effective response to the abuse and neglect of both vulnerable adults with disability and older people.

Report

22 Oct 2018
414

The current system of aged care is viewed by some as not working efficiently or to the benefit of the consumer. Residents, their family members and carers have expressed concerns at the complexity of the current residential aged care system. Members of the medical profession...

Strategy

First three-year action plan
12 Oct 2018
14

This strategy document provides a framework to support and recognise the work of carers, acknowledging the difference they make in our community and responding to key challenges faced by carers.

Briefing paper

9 Aug 2018
430

This briefing paper synthesises government and non-government policy and research documents that have examined the impact of recent home care reforms on older people and their carers, the aged care workforce and providers, and the wider health system. Recommendations are made to fill identified gaps...

Journal article

15 Jul 2018
47

This study provides the first estimate of the whole‐of‐system costs of providing health and residential care for people living with dementia in residential aged care in Australia using individual level health and social care data.

Report

Proposals for transparency on government spending
2 May 2018
356

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...

Report

15 Apr 2018
67

Finding that most seniors receiving aged care at home think workers treat them with respect, meet their personal care and support needs, and are well trained, this report also argues that better coordination between home care and health services is required, along with improvements to...

Report

28 Feb 2018
400

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.

Report

20 Feb 2018
107

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.

Strategy

15 Feb 2018
688

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.

Report

13 Feb 2018
390

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....

Blog post

12 Feb 2018
139

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...

Report

23 Nov 2017
487

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.

Strategy

7 Nov 2017
595

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.

Audio

31 Oct 2017
28

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.

Report

24 Oct 2017
574

Aged care homes are places where our most frail and vulnerable older people live. How do we ensure the highest possible standards of care in aged care homes?

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