Three things the aged care royal commission must look at

The aged care industry has seriously, and in some cases tragically, failed its most vulnerable clients, and the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, which kicked off in …

Why the royal commission on aged care is another inquiry we have to have

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety kicks off on Friday with the first preliminary public hearing in Adelaide. At the hearing, the commissioners will set out their …

Three things aged-care providers can do before the Royal Commission wringer

If the Royal Commission into Financial Services is anything to go by, Australian aged care providers are about to be put through the wringer. The terms of reference of the Royal Commission …

Complaints up, skilled staff down: the challenges of residential aged care

Australia’s residential care providers are in a challenging environment. While some providers are making healthy profits, smaller providers are struggling to survive. This survival-of-the-fittest approach was exposed by ABC’s recent …

White paper – Staying relevant in a consumer-directed care environment

Australia’s aged care industry is undergoing rapid transformation. Deregulation, greater competition and a shift in Government focus and funding in the home care sector has put greater power in the …

What the Aged Care Industry can learn from Financial Planners

On the face of it, the aged care and financial planning sectors are worlds apart. One is undergoing deregulation while the other is fending off the legislators with a big …

Western Australia’s segmented aged care market

Strong wealth and a growing proportion of Australians approaching retirement age will see the delivery of more luxury residential aged care offerings in the next five years. While a $550,000 …

Australia’s home care package shortage by the numbers

Who said deregulation was easy? Australia’s movement to allocate home care packages to consumers has not been a smooth one. There are more than 100,000 Australians on the waiting list …

An inconvenient truth: we’ve failed our seniors

Are you someone who would walk an extra 500 metres to avoid an ATM fee? I’m not. It’s not that I don’t welcome Australia’s big four banks’ recent decision to …

Australia’s imaginary aged care price ceiling

The future of Australia’s aged care landscape includes high-rolling, premium aged care accommodation, obviously with a hefty price tag. Entering the new aged care market in the next 10 to …