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Accreditation and CIS too paper focussed: academic

Registered nurses must be part of all assessment teams, researcher says. Instead of simply inspecting documentation, Accreditation Agency assessors must evaluate residents to ensure adequate care is being given. Further, the auditing process should take place in the clinical areas ...

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Shape up, or ship out

Providers have given Prime Minister Kevin Rudd an ultimatum. Fix aged care or else be punished at the polls in next year’s election. A new coalition representing 95 per cent of all providers has written to Rudd saying they will ...

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A sense of belonging

If social inclusion is to be taken seriously, there will be major implications for the provision of services for older people, writes Dr Stephen Judd. The government has shown determination to make social inclusion one of the hallmarks of its ...

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Securing a basis for funding discussion

The Grant Thornton survey has some real implications for government aged care policy, writes Professor Warren Hogan. Initial findings from the Grant Thornton survey of aged care entities across Australia give some revealing insights to the economic and financial condition ...

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