Aged Care Media

No-brainer: keep registered nurses in nursing homes to keep residents out of emergency departments

“It’s a no-brainer that if the NSW Government wants to keep nursing home residents out of emergency departments, it must keep legislation requiring nursing homes to roster on a registered nurse 24/7,” said Charmaine Crowe, Senior Advisor Research & Advocacy.

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One alleged physical or sexual assault per nursing home: Government aged care report

“The Australian Government’s Aged Care Complaints Scheme received 3,903 complaints over the year, mostly regarding health care, consultation and communication, safety, staffing and medication management”, said Charmaine Crowe, Senior Advisor, Research & Advocacy.[1]

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Nursing home operators have chequered past: Trial to can nursing home quality checks places residents at risk

The Abbott Government’s trial[1] to abolish quality checks on nursing homes is stated as only applying to operators that have ‘consistently demonstrated high levels of care’.[2]

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Abbott Govt about to can nursing home accreditation: Nursing Home Innovation Hub Trial a farce

“The Australian Government’s Innovation Hub Trial to reduce red tape in nursing homes will have the effect of abolishing nursing home accreditation and quality audits including spot checks”, said Senior Adviser Research and Advocacy Charmaine Crowe.

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Aged care fee shambles: Welcome to the Government’s amazing double-dip means test

“From 1 July 2014, aged care fees will change, but with just four weeks to go, the Department of Social Services and the My Aged Care helpline have failed to address a major anomaly in the aged care means test”, said Charmaine Crowe, Senior Advisor, Research & Advocacy.

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