Focusing on cohesion and support among staff is key to improving the wellbeing of aged care residents with depression and dementia-related behaviours, and those who care for them, according to new research.
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Many aged care facilities are turning to casual staff to fill workforce shortages but new research shows this reduces job satisfaction among permanent personal care workers and increases their intention to leave.
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Aged care sector representatives have welcomed the government’s move to replace the outdated system for aged care payments, which continues to cause major challenges for providers.
Advocates say latest figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show that not all aged care residents who need palliative care are receiving it.
Work to take the assessment of aged care funding from the hands of providers is underway with the government commissioning the University of Wollongong to identify alternatives to the beleaguered Aged Care Funding Instrument.
The Federal Government will be writing to aged care clients and older people with an aged care assessment in coming weeks to inform them of the home care changes to be introduced in February 2017, the Department of Health has confirmed.
Government and aged care stakeholders need to take “a real look” at the delivery of home care packages as too much money is being taken by providers in the administration of services, the former chair of National Seniors has said.
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The Federal Government has opened the competitive selection process for up to $115 million in Commonwealth Home Support Program growth funding over two years.