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Aged care royal commission: Issues will get worse as demand grow, union warns

Systemic issues in the aged care sector will only get worse as demand grows in the future, the Health Services Union has told a royal commission.
SBS - Published

First aged care forums scheduled

The royal commission into aged care has scheduled its first two public forums in Sydney and regional Victoria next month.
SBS - Published

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Nurses need to spend set time with aged care residents, hearing told

Royal commission hears care home staff feel they are on on a 'conveyor belt of tasks' leaving them unable to check in on residents as often as they'd like.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Aged care royal commission: Some would 'rather die' than enter care

The royal commission into aged care has been told some people would rather die than enter an aged care facility.
SBS - Published

Better pay, training needed in aged care

The royal commission into aged care has heard workers in the sector need better training and pay, with retaining staff a pressing issue for providers.
SBS - Published

Aged care workforce will need to triple by 2050 to meet demand, inquiry hears

About 83,500 extra places will be needed over the next 10 years alone, but service providers say they are under significant cost pressures.
SBS - Published

Most nursing home staff never trained in how to deal with dementia, royal commission hears

The standard training for aged care workers does not include any education on dementia, even though the majority of elderly nursing home residents have the condition.
Sydney Morning Herald - Published Also reported by •The AgeBrisbane Times

'Dignity of risk' an issue in aged care

The royal commission into aged care has been given an example of how regulations sometimes stop people living the life they want while in care.
SBS - Published

Dementia training urged for aged care

Leading Age Services Australia, the peak body representing providers of residential and home care, will give evidence to the Royal Commission into Aged Care.
SBS - Published

Aged-care providers to appear at inquiry

Leading Age Services Australia, the peak body representing providers of residential and home care, will give evidence to the Royal Commission into Aged Care.
SBS - Published

Almost 4000 assaults were reported in aged care facilities last year: royal commission

The number of assaults in Australian aged care facilities in the last financial year has been revealed at the aged care royal commission.
SBS - Published

Physical restraints bad, medical restraints OK in aged care

The top health bureaucrat told the aged care inquiry she would not want to intervene between doctors and patients when it came to chemical restraints.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Govt considering aged care database

The royal commission into aged care has heard the federal government is considering establishing a national database of aged care workers to keep tabs on staff.
SBS - Published

Commission hears of aged care challenges

The royal commission into aged care has heard of looming funding challenges for the sector as the number of elderly and number of people with dementia grows.
SBS - Published

Swift Media completes Medical Media acquisition

Swift Media Ltd (ASX:SW1) has completed the Medical Media acquisition effective 15 February 2019 after revealing the transaction on 21 December 2018. Medical Media is a leading Australian digital..
Proactive Investors - Published

Man charged after elderly woman indecently assaulted in aged-care home

The 85-year-old woman was woken by a stranger touching her, police say.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Evidence to the aged care royal commission

Key evidence to the royal commission into aged care during the first three days of evidence in Adelaide.
SBS - Published

'No incentive' to make elderly patients better, royal commission told

Hearing told that the aged care sector was so broken 'there’s an incentive to make people sicker in order to get a [financial] return'.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Drugs used too often in aged care

The royal commission into aged care is continuing to take evidence of problems across the sector.
SBS - Published

Inquiry told of 'extreme' aged care case

The royal commission into aged care has been told of the extreme case of a nursing home resident with a genital injury.
SBS - Published

Aged care concerns continue at commission

The royal commission into aged care is continuing to take evidence of problems across the sector.
SBS - Published

Meals left uneaten, violence not reported: non-compliance in aged care facilities surges

The incidence of reportable abuse and missing residents in aged care facilities had remained stable for years. Then inspectors changed tack.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

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