Compliance & Governance

Star Ratings preview: 90% earn three or more

15 December, 2022

Residential aged care services have received a preview of their overall Star Rating and sub-category ratings with over 90% of services earning three or more stars.


Ian Yates appointed as Interim Inspector-General of Aged Care

14 December, 2022

Ian Yates, former Chief Executive of the Council of the Ageing (COTA), has been appointed as the Interim Inspector-General of Aged Care.


Meera Agar re-elected as Chair of Palliative Care Australia

09 December, 2022

Professor Meera Agar has been re-elected as Chair of the Palliative Care Australia (PCA) Board following the Annual General Meeting.


Food, nutrition report 2022: spending rises, innovation improves

05 December, 2022

The Department of Health and Aged Care has released a new report outlining the trends associated with the Basic Daily Fee Supplement in residential aged care.


Renewed focus on medication management

02 December, 2022

The Department of Health and Aged Care has updated the national guiding principles for medication management for residential aged care facilities.


Industry welcomes commencement of new Code of Conduct

02 December, 2022

A new Code of Conduct for Aged Care sets out how approved providers and their staff must behave and treat consumers when providing services.


Why re-screening is the key to long-term employees

01 December, 2022 by Michael Ivanchenko

Screening prospective employees to find out if they're the right fit is commonplace, but employee suitability shouldn't stop at the initial hiring process.


Aged care excellence recognised in 2022 HESTA awards

28 November, 2022

An aged care provider and a nursing employer were recognised in the 2022 HESTA Excellence Awards, and will share in a $60,000 prize money pool.


2022 innovAGEING National Awards — winners announced

25 November, 2022

Winners of the 2022 innovAGEING National Awards have been announced with Aidan O’Flaherty from Tulich and Asset Journey receiving the Age Services Innovator of the Year award.


Provider proposes new aged care funding model

18 November, 2022

Blue Care has recommended sweeping reform of the Australian National Aged Care Classification system, calling for a flexible, individualised model of choice.


Home care pricing caps welcomed

18 November, 2022

The federal government's announcement that it will cap administrative and management fees in the Home Care Packages Program is a win for older Australians.


Concern over EN redundancies in aged care

17 November, 2022

The ANMF has expressed concerns that enrolled nurses are being replaced with personal care workers in nursing homes — in a potential cost-cutting exercise.


'Care About Aged Care' campaign receives award

16 November, 2022

A campaign to improve aged care for all Australians has been recognised with an award for Best External Campaign by the Associations Forum.


Major grant awarded to implement technology in home-based care

11 November, 2022

NARI and in-home care provider Silverchain have received significant funding to support the advancement of in-home care by implementing new technology.


15% pay increase welcomed — but more is needed

11 November, 2022

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation welcomes the Fair Work Commission's 15% interim pay increase in minimum wages for underpaid aged care staff.


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