A new consumer-focused Aged Care Act will underpin these generational reforms.
The Australian Government will invest $30.1 million to support aged care providers to improve their governance and meet stronger legislative obligations. Reviewed Aged Care Quality Standards and an "Assistant Commissioner for Sector Capability and Education" will improve corporate and clinical government capability.
$13.4 million will be used to create a local network of Department of Health aged care staff, ensuring national planning is informed by local issues and needs.
A new "Inspector-General of Aged Care" will provide independent oversight, and older people will have a voice through the "Council of Elders". A new "National Aged Care Advisory Council" will support reforms development and offer expert advice to government.
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Aged Care Connect is a member of Aged Care Reform Now
Aged Care Reform Now (ACRN):
ACRN aim is to develop sustainable solutions, not amplify problems. ACRN believe it is only by working together – with care recipients, families, staff, aged care providers, peak bodies, health related unions, academics, Health Department bureaucrats, and politicians – that frail older Australians will receive the appropriate care and support they need.
ACRN membership is FREE and has as an active Facebook group. You can join ACRN at:
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An individual placement plan is developed for each of our family clients.
The placement plan contains detailed client requirements and family preferences, shortlist of suitable facilities and a timetable of work completed and planned to achieve the successful placement outcome.
Our family clients can request the current status of the tasks on the plan. This formal approach helps with communication between all interested parties, including social workers in the hospital.
We also request feedback from families of our services and where we can continually improve and revise our service for future family clients.
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Covid-19 and the findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care have increased awareness regarding quality services in aged care homes.
This has reinforced the benefit to seek independent and experienced assistance when placing your loved one into any aged care home.