The Federal Government has announced the next phase of My Aged Care, which will introduce standardised assessment for entry into the Commonwealth Home Support Program from 1 July 2015.
A whopping 40 per cent of boards of not-for-profit aged care organisations have discussed a merger with another organisation in the past 12 months, and half of them believe it will happen, a new survey of company directors has found.
VIDEO: As the Federal Government legislates another of its lauded ‘red tape repeal days’, an industry leader tells the NEWSROOM there are prime opportunities for the Coalition to remove unnecessary regulation in aged care and yet they “blow it every ...
Population ageing may negatively impact on Australia’s productivity growth as older people reduce the extent of risk-taking and innovative behaviour in the economy, Reserve Bank Assistant Governor Christopher Kent told the LASA Congress on Monday.
As Australia marks National Carers Week, two new reports highlight the strain experienced by carers and the lack of appropriate respite and resources to support them.
The Whiddon Group is injecting new skills into remote areas, while Emmerton Park is demonstrating that remote location is no barrier to the power of learning.
To address the unique challenges faced by organisations operating in rural and remote areas, a 20 per cent boost to the Viability Supplement was a headline measure in this year's Federal Budget. AAA speaks to the chief executives of three ...
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Leading Age Services Australia WA (LASA-WA) has accused the State Government of unfairly attacking the not-for-profit aged care sector as part of a bid to tighten available tax exemptions for charities.
Having experienced profound discrimination and harassment in their youth, many older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people are fearful of disclosing their sexuality or gender identity to aged care providers and delay or avoid accessing services, the inaugural LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference has heard.
Organisations supporting LGBTI seniors should join with other consumer peaks in the push for trials of individualised funding, outgoing Alzheimer’s Australia CEO Glenn Rees has told LGBTI groups.
AUDIO: Attracting a skilled aged care workforce to meet the demands of an ageing population is the biggest challenge facing the sector and the issue has been poorly addressed by successive governments, Sue Macri, former associate commissioner at the Productivity Commission and aged care consultant, told the NEWSROOM.
AUDIO: Big operators are expanding and the number of smaller providers are reducing but the aged care sector will continue to be dominated by organisations with five facilities or less in five years’ time, according to industry expert Cam Ansell.
With legislation to repeal the Home and Community Care Act before Parliament, it is worth recalling the impact of the HACC program, and raising some issues concerning the development of the replacement scheme – the Home Support Program, writes Dr Anna Howe.
Aged care startup Clevertar has shone among Australian technology innovators at the Tech23 2014 event, while Mika Compliance founder Kate Jakins attempted to convey the extent of aged care regulation in her pitch for support of her software.
The International Longevity Centre Global Alliance, a multinational consortium sharing research, policy and knowledge related to population ageing, has announced overnight that a bid for an Australian centre has been successful.
Aligning staff and organisational culture across numerous sites are among the challenges providers can face when acquiring new residential aged care facilities, David Armstrong from Allity tells the NEWSROOM.