Emotions were running high across the nation following the first episode of a Four Corners two-part look into the ‘business of aged care’, which highlighted a number of failures of care and poor practice.
The quality of care given to 120 high-needs residents at an aged care facility in the prominent Sydney suburb of Parramatta came under question, and led to the revoking of accreditation, following a concerning report released by the nation’s Aged Care Quality Agency.
Legislation boasting new rules and requirements for recipients of the Age Pension and Disability Support Pension (DSP) went before parliament at the beginning of the year.
A new dementia-friendly initiative was implemented by one aged care provider in Western Australia, with the aim of evoking memories of the facility's 25 residents living with dementia.
Breaking news from the Royal Commission into Aged Care was announced at the annual Information and Technology in Aged Care (ITAC) conference in Adelaide in November.
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation announced it was stepping up its efforts to encourage the introduction of staffing ratio laws for aged care by launching a national public awareness campaign.
Australians continued to question the quality of care offered within residential aged care facilities following the airing of the final episode in a two-part investigation into aged care by the ABC’s Four Corners.
A two-year research project by major national industry super fund HESTA offered an in-depth, insightful and potentially concerning snapshot into the aged care workforce and its future.
Following a devastating 2017 flu season across the nation, the Australian Government introduced compulsory flu vaccination availability for workers in the aged care sector.
Aged care provides, staff and consumers, as well as the wider community, learn more about the Royal Commission and what it means in a webinar hosted by Leading Age Services Australia (LASA).