- Witnesses share experiences with Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety / ABC News — This morning, she told the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety about her and her husband Les Warrener’s experiences of the aged …
- Aged care royal commission: Issues will get worse as demand grow, union warns – SBS
- Heartbroken wife tells Aged Care Royal Commission of husband’s despair over support delays – The Advertiser
- ROYAL COMMISSION: Some would “rather die” than go into residential care – Talking Aged Care
- Better protection for staff and residents in aged care is needed, the Health Services Union says / ABC News — The Royal Commission into aged care has heard workers in the sector are frightened to report elder abuse for fear of reprisal. The Health Services …
- Bendigo community forum for aged care commission / Bendigo Advertiser — The royal commission into aged care is about to take its inquiry on the road, with one of its first two community forums to be held in Bendigo next month …
- Music touches Grace’s soul / 9news.com.au — But he has told the royal commission into aged care that music isn’t sufficiently recognised for the good it can do, how it can enhance people’s lives.
- New “one-stop shop” to improve pain management in aged care / Talking Aged Care — The publication of the 2nd edition of Pain in Residential Aged Care Facilities: … to raise with the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
- Aged care workers facing “income insecurity”, face having hours cut for speaking out … / The Australian
- The royal commission into the abuse of the disabled needs to achieve this / The Big Smoke Australia — The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse … where children spend most of their time when not in the family home
- .Jailed aged care attacker wins appeal / 9news.com.au — Jailed aged care attacker wins appeal …. Australia’s aged care system is now the subject of a Royal Commission investigation. … who was banned from ever working in the aged care sector again, saying keeping him locked in prison …The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety announces two upcoming Community Forum events occurring at the start of March. Open to the public, these forums will be an opportunity for members of the local community to hear about the work of the Commission and to offer their ideas on the challenges, strengths and opportunities to improve aged care: Bendigo – Tuesday 5 March 2019 – 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm on Tuesday, 5 March 2019 at the Bendigo Town Hall, 189-193 Hargreaves St, Bendigo VIC 3550.
- Aged care royal commission hears plans to attract millennials into workforce / Meagan Dillon, ABC News — The Australian aged care sector will need to triple its workforce by 2050 to keep up with an ageing population as providers seek to attract “socially conscious” millennials to take up the task, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has heard…
- ‘Dignity of risk’ an issue in aged care – SBS News — Something as simple as a soft boiled egg throws up complex safety and regulatory issues in Australia’s aged care system, the aged care royal commission has heard. Aged and Community Services Australia chief executive Patricia Sparrow has offered the humble egg as an example of the “risk-averse” approach to residential care.
- Some would ‘rather die’ than enter care / Tim Dornin, NEWS.com.au — Some Australians would rather die or “poke their eye with a pencil” than go into residential care, the royal commission into aged care has been told.
- Aged-care assessors ‘aggressive, there to ‘catch out’ providers, royal commission told – The Advertiser (SA)– The national director of a major aged-care provider with two sanctioned SA facilities says the regulatory system is “aggressive” and there to “catch out” providers — and that some people would rather die than enter aged care. [BSL staff see library]
- Aged-care royal commission: airconditioning ‘not needed’ in nursing homes / Rick Morton, The Australian — The chief executive of the aged-care providers’ peak body has faced tense questioning over apparently successful lobbying attempts to make new quality standards “more vague” and remove a requirement for airconditioning in nursing homes.
- Aged care provider peaks give evidence at royal commission / Natasha Eagan, Australian Ageing Agenda — The royal commission has asked aged care provider peak Leading Age Services Australia about its record on advocating in the interests of residents.
- Dementia training needed for all care workers, aged-care royal commission told / The Advertiser (SA)– Mandatory training in dealing with dementia and a register to ensure workers who provide substandard care don’t work elsewhere should be pursued, the dementia peak body has told the aged-care royal commission. [BSL staff see library]
- Most nursing home staff never trained in how to deal with dementia, royal commission hears / Anthony Colangelo, The Sydney Morning Herald — More than half of Australia’s aged care workers have no dementia training despite the majority of those in nursing homes living with the disease, the aged care royal commission has heard.
- Royal Commission: Dementia training falls short, more staff not the answer / Aged Care Guide: Talking Aged Care — Dementia is the “chronic condition of the 21st Century” and post-diagnosis support is crucial for people living with dementia and their families, the Royal Commission has heard today.
- Majority of aged care workers receive no education around dementia: witness / The Weekly Times — Supplied video obtained Tuesday, February 19, 2019 of Maree McCabe, CEO Dementia Australia Limited, speaking at the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
- Disability sector royal commission likely to mirror aged care probe / Judy Skatssoon, Australian Ageing Agenda — Parliament has passed a motion supporting a royal commission into the disability service sector after repeated calls from experts and advocates. Once established, it is likely to have many similarities with the current aged care inquiry, writes Rosemary Kayess.
- Parliament has passed a motion supporting a royal commission into the disability service sector after repeated calls from experts and advocates.
- Royal Commission: Disability sector to come under spotlight / Nadine Morton, Western Advocate — Central West residents should be prepared to hear “sad, worrying cases of neglect and abuse” in the forthcoming royal commission into the disability sector
- Aged care provider group apologises for failings at Royal Commission / ABC News [Audio] — The peak group for aged care providers has apologised for failings at the aged care Royal Commission. The inquiry has also heard the dysfunctional workplace culture has led to a breakdown in the delivery of compassionate care.
- Opinion: New ideas are challenging traditional aged care models / Genevieve Barlow, The Weekly Times — The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has begun and our news waves are filling with stories of neglect, poor training and who …
- Marshall Government commits $3.2m to Aged Care Royal Commission / Mirage News — The Marshall Liberal Government has today announced it will commit $3.2 million to set up a SA Government response unit, solely focussed on the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
- Royal Commission on Aged Care Quality and Safety to visit Tasmania later this year / Matt Maloney, The Advocate (SA) — Royal Commission hearings on aged care are likely to occur in Tasmania in the second half of this year. Hearings will place in each Australian capital city and regional areas and locations and dates will be announced with the next six weeks, a spokeswoman said.
- Corporate watchdog gets enforcement office / Marnie Banger, NEWS.com.au — The Australian Securities and Investment Commission has revealed the … Of the recommendations of the royal commission, 11 were focused on … 3:26PMThe royal commission into aged care has been given an example of how regulations sometimes stop people living the life they want while in care.
- Victoria to end energy price fruit salad / Kaitlyn Offer, NEWS.com.au — Not a basket case, but a fruit bowl – that’s how the Victorian government has described the state’s energy pricing structure, while announcing plans for an overhaul.
SOURCE: A selection of articles from a variety of sources on the “ROYAL Commission into Aged Care” last updated 22 February 2019.
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