More than a thousand aged care workers could lose their jobs over coming weeks if they refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Cases of elder abuse have surged during the pandemic, with a 99 per cent increase in calls to the national elder abuse phone line up to April this year.
Harvey-based aged care facility Hocart Lodge will be taken over by private provider Hall and Prior within days after a deal was struck between the two care providers.
Devastated relatives of three elderly people who died while in the care of the Office of the Public Advocate have received an "unreserved apology" for days-long delays in notification of their deaths.
A new program will allow doctors to deliver vaccinations to the elderly, frail or immobile people at disability or aged residential care facilities.
Federal Labor supports a ‘significant’ wage increase for aged care workers but is not considering introducing a levy to pay for the jump ‘at the moment’.
We need to care for those who look after our elderly. Instead, we pay them just $22 an hour for work that is physically and emotionally draining. Is it any wonder we can’t get them to stay in the job?
Governments took the threat of COVID seriously when it came to our seniors. Nobody went into an aged care home unless they had a flu shot. Families were banned. But the door was open to union reps.
WA’S Chief Health Officer changed COVID rules specifically to allow union reps into aged care homes, despite families being banned.
‘Change’ and ‘the Coalition’ don’t usually go hand-in-glove. But anyone who experienced the Australian aged care sector, or known someone with a mental illness, can tell you progress is long overdue.
The Morrison Government today unveiled a $17.7 billion aged care plan that includes the drafting of a new ‘consumer-focused’ Aged Care Act by 2023.
The Government is expected to respond to the Royal Commission into Aged Care with the most significant funding package the country has ever seen.
A transformed aged care facility in Bridgetown that has reaped the benefits of a $7.8 million overhaul was yesterday unveiled to the community for the first time.
The Lower South West aged care sector is set to receive a massive boost after upgrades for facilities in both Bridgetown and Manjimup.
Police have been called in to investigate the death of a resident at the trouble-plagued Regis Aged Care home in Nedlands.
The WA Planning Commission has used COVID-19 emergency project powers to approve a controversial four-storey nursing home between two narrow Nedlands residential streets.
Watching the Royal Commission into Aged Care reminded me that living — and dying — comfortably is a privilege few Australians in aged care have. Perhaps the secret is to avoid the system entirely.
Arriving at his father’s Mandurah aged care home for a dinner visit, the last thing Bob Ayling expected was to be pulled into a room and told the 89-year-old had died five days earlier.
The WA Ombudsman will investigate why it took 10 days to tell the family of Perth great-grandmother Joyce Savage that she had passed away.
It’s almost two years since I lost my dad, who died alone in an aged care home following a short battle with cancer. I was there every day. This is what I saw in those two weeks.
Squalor, sexual abuse, neglect, humiliation and starvation. Standards of ‘care’ so appalling that residents long for death.
A 10-day delay for a family to find out about Perth great-grandmother Joyce Savage’s death has been described as ‘very poor’ by aged care advocates.
An investigation into why it took more than a week to notify the family of Perth great-grandmother Joyce Savage that she had died will be launched, WA Premier Mark McGowan has revealed.
The Federal Government is set to inject nearly half a billion dollars into aged care immediately in response to disturbing findings from the royal commission into the sector.
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