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Aged Care

Funding boost helps aged care homes but half still operating at a loss

A federal funding boost for nurses and care workers has pushed more aged care homes into the black, but just over half continue to operate at a loss. Source: The Australian.

Aged Care

Aged care homes reaching for the stars

The latest star ratings show a sizeable improvement in the quality of aged care homes across the country, according to Commonwealth Government data. Source: Australian Ageing Agenda.

Aged Care

Polling shows people willing to pay more for aged care, Government says

The Albanese Government is softening up voters for increased aged care fees for those who can afford it by citing polling that claims people are eager to pay up to 40 per cent of the cost. Source: Financial Review.

Aged Care Homelessness

Partnership to support older men at risk of homelessness becomes official

Melbourne Archbishop Peter A Comensoli has formally endorsed the merger of two Catholic organisations as they unite to support older men at risk of homelessness. Source: VMCH.

Aged Care

Australia facing crippling workforce shortages in aged care sector

Australia is facing a shortfall of 16,000 nurses and 25,000 allied health workers in the aged care sector by 2033, new research reveals. Source: The Australian.

Aged Care

Government opts for user-pays approach on aged care

The Albanese Government has all but confirmed that those with greater means will pay more for their aged care under changes to be incorporated in the next Commonwealth Budget in May. Source: Australian Financial Review.

Aged Care

Progress report on aged care reforms notes ‘progress’ and ‘slippages’

Progress on key aged care reforms has suffered “significant slippages” and the Albanese Government must act now to ensure they don’t fall further behind schedule, the nation’s new independent aged care overseer has warned. Source: The Australian.

Aged Care Research

Improving oral health for aged care residents just an app away

Australian Catholic University health researchers will develop a new app-based protocol to improve the oral health and wellbeing of aged care residents, thanks to a $210,000 grant from Aged Care Research & Industry Innovation Australia.

Aged Care

Industry body calls for wealthy Australians to pay more for aged care

Older Australians living in aged care should pay for their everyday expenses if they can afford to, in order to ensure the sector remains sustainable, says a peak industry body said. Source: The Australian.