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It is important older people living in residential aged care and the community participate in the Census as the results have a direct impact on aged care services, a state Census director tells AAA.
Government spending on aged care increased by 44 per cent between 2009–10 and 2014–15, while the number of places rose dramatically under the reforms, figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show.
WA community provider Rise Network has announced a merger with non-profit provider Creative and Therapy Activities (CATA).
Thousands of volunteers are carrying out a range of important roles to benefit clients across home care, but just like the paid workforce, they need deliberate and considered organisational support.
Industry consultants are predicting intense competition between providers in home care with a range of new players seeking to enter the government-subsidised market.
The Aged Care Roadmap sets out the market-based and consumer-driven aged care system of the future, but the path is not clear and the destination may change, leaving providers with potholes to avoid, says an aged care executive.
Dr Henry Cutler analyses the potential implications of the Aged Care Roadmap proposals and identifies some key gaps such as the impact of the NDIS and the need for a robust quality performance framework.
There are remarkable parallels between aged care and primary healthcare in terms of the issues being faced and the sectors could collaborate more on key areas such as workforce and technology, says Sean Rooney.
Pioneering providers, researchers and advisors will come together at AAA’s Active Ageing Conference next week to share the latest evidence and practice on wellness, reablement and restorative care in aged care.
Anglicare appoints Grant Millard as CEO of merged entity; Bethanie appoints new head of business development; and COTA Victoria announces new CEO.
Providing older people with the information and support to be empowered consumers in the reformed aged care system is central to the latest reform blueprint, and providers have a role to play in this area.