Palliative care and therapy incentives are among the items in the Aged Care Funding Instrument being scrutinised by a government-commissioned project to refine the tool.
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There are growing calls for government to deliver a sustainable funding system following the release of the review into the Aged Care Funding Instrument, while the minister says he’ll now begin consultations.
The Aged Care Funding Instrument should be dumped and a “blended payment” model with activity-based funding implemented in residential care, the government-commissioned report into ACFI has found.
Education is key to ensuring aged care facilities stay on top of the latest infection control cleaning processes, experts say.
Nurses must play a leading role in all aspects of digital healthcare to ensure technology is used for the benefit of the care recipient, professional bodies say.
Aged care providers are concerned the sudden overhaul of the 457 visa scheme could negatively impact aged care recruitment, particularly in rural areas.
Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt has this morning released the highly-anticipated report into alternatives to the troubled Aged Care Funding Instrument.
From smart clothing to in-home monitoring systems, assistive technology has the potential to support older people and people with disability to remain living independently.
Despite continued growth in government-funded home care and home support, the sector’s full-time equivalent direct care workforce has shrunk by 19 per cent since 2012, official figures show.
Early experiences of CDC in Australia highlight the potential of the new system to exacerbate inequalities and the limits of the government’s consumer choice rhetoric in aged care, writes Dr Beatriz Cardona.
An aged care executive is calling on the sector to remove latex from aged care workplaces and be more allergen aware, particularly in kitchens.
A playgroup hosted within an aged care facility is showing intergenerational activities are effective in helping residents keep connected, a leading provider says.