The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia is renewing its call to the Federal Government to fund pharmacists embedded into aged care facilities, to improve medicine management and overall quality of life for older Australians.
Proposed amendments to federal aged care legislation will prevent legal challenges to residential aged care facility providers implementing restrictive practices, where consent has been given prior. Aged care advocates have concerns. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
Australia's aged care crisis has worsened since the royal commission into the troubled sector with staffing a major issue, unions have told a Senate committee examining new legislation stemming from the royal commission.
Australia needs to shift away from a rationing model to a needs-based system of care for the elderly, similar to the way general health care works, according to a new position paper by the National Ageing Research Institute.
A national consortium including the Registry of Senior Australians, the University of Queensland and PricewaterhouseCoopers, is set to launch a nationwide pilot to trial new quality indicators in aged care, as part of the Government’s response to the final recommendations made by the aged care royal commission.