Tuesday’s budget will provide $49.5 million for aged care training for existing workers and people who want to work in the sector.
We measured financial literacy among 589 informal carers that substantially helped an older person make a decision about paying for residential aged care. Less than half were financially literate.
There are around 50 sexual assaults in Australian aged care homes every week. But staff are expected to assess the severity and impact of incidents without training.
Australian Tax Office.
If we want the latest health care, disability care and aged care, we’ll have to be prepared to pay for it.
Remaking aged care in Australia starts with embracing people-centred design. Instead of the institutional model with its focus on restraint, we need to understand and design for people’s needs.
We’ve developed a four-point plan to build back better.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and Director of the Institute for Governance & Policy Analysis, Dr Laine Dare discuss the week in politics.
After two years, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has handed down its final report .
The royal commission into aged care has opened a priceless window for reform. A Grattan Institute report says this requires more funding, local accountability, and a louder voice for older Australians.
The royal commission into aged care has said government did not prepare the sector well enough for the pandemic.
Scott Morrison finds himself besieged on two fronts in the political war over aged care.
Scott Morrison is finding, to his great discomfort, the royal commissioners probing aged care aren’t keeping their thoughts to themselves until their final report in February.
Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Professor Paddy Nixon
The state of aged care preparation in the era of COVID is, it seems, in the eye of the beholder.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care put the secretary of the federal health department, Brendan Murphy, firmly in his place.
The federal government has clashed with the Royal Commission into Aged Care, strongly rejecting the claim that it had no specific COVID-19 plan.
Peter Rozen QC declared before the Royal Commission into Aged Care that Australia’s aged care sector was “underprepared” to deal with COVID-19.
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells on aged care – what needs to be done differently.
Michelle Grattan discussed aged-care reform, and the effect of the coronavirus on aged-care residents, with Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells