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residential aged care providers

Providers under growing financial pressure and in need of Govt assistance: Sadler

ACCPA Interim CEO Paul Sadler has told Aged Care News that many providers could be forced out of the sector without Government funding that will allow them to meet the increasing costs of providing quality care and support. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

‘A momentous day for aged care’ as vote passes to confirm LASA and ACSA merger

Members of Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA) and Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), have formally passed the a vote to create a single, unitary organisation to represent aged care providers.

A new benchmark for accommodating elders from rural backgrounds

The new $32 million 'Residences at Brownesholme’ facility in regional Queensland aims to provide high quality care but also a continuation of the country lifestyle enjoyed by residents before entering the facility.

Face-to-face consulting to make it easier for seniors to access and navigate aged care

The Federal Government is creating a one-stop-shop to make it easier for senior Australians and their families to connect to aged care services.

Aged care facilities nationwide soon to be able to welcome back visitors

Aged care facilities across Australia will be opened to visitors under a plan agreed to by National Cabinet. The AHPPC has outlined the principles to remove restrictions on visitation to residential aged care facilities.

Update on new worker screening register and code of conduct reforms

In response to the aged care royal commission final report, the Federal Government has announced its intention to implement a nationally consistent pre-employment screening process and a code of conduct across the aged care, veterans’ care and disability support sectors.

Updated COVID-19 restrictions for Qld residential aged care facilities

The Queensland Government has announced more Local Government Areas (LGAs) that join Brisbane City and Moreton Bay as declared Restricted Areas for the purposes of updated Residential Aged Care Direction (No.9).

NSW premier announces aged care visits to resume from October 11, ACSA wants nation to follow

NSW has announced that fully vaccinated people will be able to visit loved ones in aged care homes within weeks, ending months of separation.

HammondCare’s Partnering in Care Program helping families safely visit loved ones during pandemic

Up to 80 people a week are now completing HammondCare’s innovative online and virtual workshop that provides a way to continue visits to loved ones in residential care, even during lockdowns subject to local restrictions.

Aged Care Emergency and Crisis Management Training Program 2021 now available

Approved providers are reminded that the Aged Care Emergency and Crisis Management Training Program 2021 is now available, and is free for all participants.

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