May 31, 2017

The Department of Health has required state and territory governments to demonstrate how they will improve the performance of their Aged Care Assessment Teams amid concerns over assessment delays.

Department officials told a Senate estimates hearing last night states we...

May 30, 2017

New principles for palliative and end-of-life care in RACFs.

The Australian population is ageing and the need for palliative and end-of-life care across all care settings is increasing. As the population ages, so too does the demand for aged care in both the home and in...

May 29, 2017

The department of health has engaged the University of Wollongong to develop options and recommendations on the design of future residential aged care funding models. Information/consulation sessions will be held 

 Sydney Thu 8 June

 Port Macquarie Fri 9 June


May 28, 2017

A $30 million residential aged care development in Wauchope has been given a significant boost.

Federal Assistant Health Minister and Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie has announced $8.5 million in Federal capital funding and a further 40 new residential aged care plac...

May 27, 2017

A foundation study of nursing home care in Australia has revealed unacceptably high rates of premature death from potentially preventable causes such as falls, choking, suicide and homicide.

It found almost 3300 nursing home residents died from these causes between 2000...

May 26, 2017

Older residents of Wide Bay will benefit from $13.1 million in recurrent funding to create 200 new residential aged care places in Maryborough, Tin Can Bay, and Gympie, Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien announced today.

"Gympie's Cooinda Aged Care Centre will als...

May 26, 2017

Just days before a tens of thousands of computers in homes, business and government were infiltrated by malicious software, scientists warned Wi-Fi routers, the kind found in most Australian homes, present a major security risk.

Scientists for the first time p...

May 25, 2017

The Australian Government has announced funding to give almost 10,000 more older Australians access to residential aged care services.

The Turnbull government has announced funding to give almost 10,000 more older Australians access to residential aged care services.


May 21, 2017

New proposed single Aged Care Quality Framework

Standard 1   Consumer dignity, autonomy and choice

Standard 2   Ongoing assessment and planning with consumers

Standard 3   Delivering personal care and/or clinical care

Standard 4   Delivering lifestyle services and supports


May 19, 2017

Eighty-one-year-old David Apps has met a few celebrities in his time.

Key points:

  • Five years ago Mr Apps suffered a serious fall and became reliant on aged care

  • Mr Apps, is part of a growing number of older Australians who are opting to receive care at home, rat...

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