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Aged care nutrition, menu management, training, food budgets and procurement practices were the focus of the Royal Commission hearing in Cairns. Three aged care chefs and celebrity chef Maggie Beer gave evidence, together with speech pathologists, dietitians and oral care specialists. The hearing highlighted both ends of the spectrum in aged care catering – from the challenges chefs face preparing meals for residents on budgets as low as $6.50 a day, to what you can achieve on $16 a day,…

The election results are in and the Coaltion is once again in power and ‘Nightwatchman Scomo’ has become Prime Minister in his own right. Now that we know who will be in power for the next three years, it’s time to take a closer look at what that means for aged care in Australia. It is worth noting that the contents of this post are based on promises made during the election: we are yet to see any concrete commitment…

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for a Royal Commission into the aged care sector, pre-empting the airing of a Four Corners report into abuse and neglect within the industry. The Royal Commission has not had its full specifics published yet, but the Department of Health has released the following list of topics that the Commission is anticipated to address: The quality of care provided to older Australians and the extent of substandard care; The challenge of providing care to…

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