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Emergency leave for aged care residents extended to 30 June 2021

Minister Colbeck has announced an extension to the new emergency leave provision for permanent aged care residents until 30 June 2021. This will allow aged...

Coronavirus (COVID–19) CDNA Guidelines

Coronavirus (COVID–19) CDNA Guidelines The Communicable Diseases Network of Australia (CDNA) have released National Guidelines for the Prevention, Control and Public Health Management of COVID-19 Outbreaks in...

Specialist Dementia Care Program – phase one grant opportunity

Phase one grant opportunity for the Specialist Dementia Care Program is now open on the GrantConnect website until Tuesday, 28 May 2019. Approved providers of residential aged care with a...

$467 MILLION INCREASE IN AGED CARE SUBSIDIES

Press Release: The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Minister for Indigenous Health Member for Hasluck $467 MILLION INCREASE...

13,500 new residential aged care places worth an estimated $907 million per year

2018-19 ACAR – Allocation of Residential Aged Care Places and Capital Grant Funding The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP has today announced...

Barbara Spriggs leads the charge in aged care Royal commission

Barbara Spriggs doesn’t like offering criticism. Nonetheless, from the time her 66-year-old husband Bob entered the now infamous Oakden older person‘s mental health facility in...

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission – Armed and Ready?

Today marks a watershed moment in the history of aged care provision in Australia. The recent announcement of an Aged Care Royal Commission sent shockwaves...

Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care’s Christmas Message

Minister Wyatt has issued a Christmas message in relation to Senior Australians. Aged Care weekly is reproducing that message here for our readers. The Hon Ken...

National Mental Health Commission

The National Mental Health Commission is pleased to release its sixth national report today – Monitoring Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Reform: National Report 2018. The...

Press Release: Growth Funding announced

Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) Growth Funding announced On 2 October 2018, the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP announced that $50 million per year...