Labor will bring in overseas staff to fulfil aged care election promises if elected. Labor leader Anthony Albanese has confirmed that the party will look to recruit health workers from overseas to fulfil its promise of having at least one registered nurse in every aged care facility at all times.
Aged care: What the major parties are promising this election. The royal commission recommended the government look into an aged care levy to address chronic underfunding, something that's not palatable to either party this election.
With the federal election called for 21 May 2022, we encourage people living with dementia, their families and carers to make a plan to vote. While every person living with dementia has the right to vote, capacity to vote is specific to each individual.
Aged Care Consumer Experience Interviews to be conducted soon (the department has engaged IQVIA in a consortium with Access Care Network Australia and HealthConsult).
Business Improvement Fund - Round 2 Webinar, 1pm Thursday 24th February (today). This is an opportunity for potential residential aged care providers considering applying for grant funding through the Business Improvement Fund - Round 2 to hear about what is required.
With COVID-19 at the forefront of our thoughts, we cautiously headed into 2021, hopeful of a better year. Well, it was a year…but was it a better year than 2020? Not really. The pandemic has dominated our lives since day one. We’ve all had to adapt to a ‘new normal’, although what that looks like is different for every person. For us, the result has been a year spent mostly online, alone, and isolated. Such is the remote workplace. But in saying that, it’s our incredible team and our technologies that keep us connected. Zoom meetings became the norm with our comfortably working from home, but still, we feel, some Zoom meetings could have been emails!
LASA Fusion Summer edition 2021: Are you just reporting incidents? or are incidents an integral part of your governance, risk management, safety and continuous improvement systems?
The health and wellbeing of Australians in residential aged care facilities has been a critical concern throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In Victoria, a number of facilities have experienced COVID-19 outbreaks, particularly throughout 2020. Sadly, many of these outbreaks resulted in the deaths of residents.