The System for the Payment of Aged Residential Care (SPARC) is being replaced to enable policy and legislative changes.
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.
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.
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.
After six years leading aged care sector industry body Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), CEO Sean Rooney has decided to step down.
The newly formed Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA), set to be operational by July 2022, has announced its inaugural board structure.
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.
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).
Aged-care industry bodies Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) and Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) are officially uniting.
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 and unions have written an open letter to the Prime Minister urging him to resolve challenges facing the sector.
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.
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.
The updated national delirium care standard recognises the value of family and carer support.
The Cataract Clinical Care Standard will help to ensure decisions about cataract surgery are more consistent nationally and based on clinical need.