Aged Health > Governance

Services Aust updating residential care payment system

01 July, 2022

The System for the Payment of Aged Residential Care (SPARC) is being replaced to enable policy and legislative changes.


Aged care crisis worse than expected: CEDA

01 July, 2022

A new report by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) reveals that the aged care crisis is worse than expected with the sector facing a shortage of 35,000 workers this year alone.


Industry welcomes new Cabinet

02 June, 2022

ACCPA is calling on the incoming government to deliver on the promise of political change by nominating aged care reform as a priority for the first 100 days of government.


Providers face acute threats to financial viability: report

26 May, 2022

More than 60% of residential aged care homes are operating at a loss, and the financial performance of home care services declined by 26% compared to the previous year.


LASA CEO Sean Rooney to step down after six years

17 May, 2022

After six years leading aged care sector industry body Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), CEO Sean Rooney has decided to step down.


New aged-care body ACCPA unveils board appointments

12 May, 2022

The newly formed Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA), set to be operational by July 2022, has announced its inaugural board structure.


Filling the gap in oral care for the elderly

12 May, 2022

With one-quarter of people aged over 65 living with complete tooth loss and more than 65% of them reporting difficulty eating, the Australian Dental Association is calling on the government to make better commitments to oral care within the nation's aged care facilities.


New appointment for Adelaide PHN, Flinders aged-care venture

06 May, 2022

Flinders Caring Futures Institute researcher Professor Stacey George has been appointed Professor in Healthy Ageing, Support and Care as part of a new collaborative venture driven by Flinders University and Adelaide Primary Health Network (PHN).


Unified aged-care industry body to launch in July

05 May, 2022

Aged-care industry bodies Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) and Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) are officially uniting.


Upcoming changes to My Aged Care provider reporting start soon

08 April, 2022

Changes to the My Aged Care reporting template for residential and in-home and community aged-care providers' weekly reporting will start from May 2022.


Aged care providers urge PM to resolve crisis

14 February, 2022

Aged care providers and unions have written an open letter to the Prime Minister urging him to resolve challenges facing the sector.


Aged Care Situation Report highlights sector challenges

07 February, 2022

A Situation Report on the aged-care sector by the Australian Aged Care Collaboration (AACC) paints a grim picture of the stresses faced by aged-care providers and their staff during the Omicron surge.


Aged-care providers welcome new National Aged Care Advisory Council

26 November, 2021

Seventeen Australians have been appointed to the NACAC to provide expert advice on aged-care issues and the implementation of the $17.7 billion reform agenda.


Updated national care standard for delirium

09 September, 2021

The updated national delirium care standard recognises the value of family and carer support.


New national care standard for Australians with cataract

17 August, 2021

The Cataract Clinical Care Standard will help to ensure decisions about cataract surgery are more consistent nationally and based on clinical need.


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