The traditional Government-dependent model of residential aged care doesn’t work, says TLC Healthcare CEO Lou Pascuzzi – and all operators will need to re-think the viability of their business if they want to survive into the future.
Locking down aged care homes and confining residents to their rooms must be replaced by centres managing coronavirus like flu or gastro outbreaks, says the chief executive of a Victorian group that has successfully stopped COVID-19 spreading.
On September 9, TLC Healthcare (TLC) introduced a rapid antigen testing program at their 11 residential aged care homes across Melbourne and Geelong. The rapid antigen test that TLC utilises is 95% effective and has been approved by the TGA in Australia and the FDA in the United States.
From September 9, TLC Healthcare (TLC) will be introducing a rapid antigen testing program at their 11 residential aged care homes located across Melbourne and Geelong. This program is a critical step in preparing for the changes that will be introduced when 80% of the Australian population is vaccinated against COVID-19.