The continuation of once-in-a-generation aged care reform following the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is critical in being able to achieve the kind of care and support older Australians both need and deserve, the Aged & Community Care Providers Association says.
The publication of star ratings for residential aged care homes is an important milestone for aged care sector reform in obtaining greater transparency of services provided, according to CEO of ACCPA, Tom Symondson.
ACCPA CEO Tom Symondson says the second Food and Nutrition Report 2021-22 shows a growing number of aged care providers are using creative and innovative practices to enhance residents’ experience with food in aged care.
Head of innovAGEING, Merlin Kong, says the winners of this year's innovAGEING National Awards demonstrate just how far Australia’s aged services industry has come in terms of its ability to respond to changing needs and consumer demands through the development of innovative products and practices.
With confirmation of a new wave of COVID-19 case numbers among aged care residents in many parts of the country, ACCPA CEO Tom Symondson says staff and visitors to aged care homes must remain vigilant and take every precaution to protect older people.
Earlier this year, Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA) and Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) dissolved to form Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA). In mid-September former Victorian Healthcare Association CEO Tom Symondson was announced as the inaugural head of ACCPA. BIANCA ROBERTS sat down last week for a chat with one of the sector's instantly most important people.
Dealing with an aged care sector in disarray was a key battleground in this year's federal election, with Labor promising to meet the issue head-on with sweeping reforms. Did Tuesday night's Federal Budget deliver? BIANCA ROBERTS breaks down the hits and misses.