Provider and consumer peak bodies are urging the Federal Government to increase the flexibility of the home care system to distribute packages based on assessed need rather than by funding level.
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Excessive exit fees and minimum notice periods could turn the hype of increased choice and control in home care into a fallacy, an advocacy group has warned.
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An increasing number of older people will be unable to pay a bond when entering residential aged care if outright home ownership among retirees continues to decline, expert says.
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A majority of Australian seniors are using digital devices to manage their health, signalling a critical role for consumer-focused technologies in aged care, new report finds.
There is minimal chance of harm for residents who leave their facility without informing staff, raising questions over the basis of safety fears for those who wander, says researcher.
Aged care nurses who are dealing with mental health or drug and alcohol issues are being encouraged to avail of a new free national service providing confidential advice and referral.