Reducing dependence on government funding, scale, efficiency and brand are all essential to provider sustainability in the home care market, says financial consultant.
An initiative to improve the take up of home care packages by older indigenous Australians in Sydney’s west has been recognised in this year’s Better Practice Awards.
The Department of Health is proposing to publish information on the non-compliance of home care services on the My Aged Care website from later this year.
Despite nine years of compulsory reporting, the aged care sector is still in the dark about the prevalence of assaults in aged care and the outcomes of notifications to the police.
New efforts to assess and meet the needs of carers are required alongside consumer directed care policies in aged care and disability, a new report argues.
Industry consultants are predicting intense competition between providers in home care with a range of new players seeking to enter the government-subsidised market.
From blunting demand for residential aged care to increasing the use of telehealth, different approaches are being taken by providers to ensure the long-term viability of rural and remote services.
Managing unspent funds in home care packages continues to be on ongoing issue for providers ahead of the February 2017 changes with new data showing up to a quarter of some packages has not been spent.
Providers should start preparing for a future where the traditional boundaries between home and residential care collapse and new models of care and accommodation emerge, sector leaders say.
As the delivery of healthcare increasingly moves from institutional settings out into the community, new research is exploring the impact of in-home care services on the meaning and experience of home for older people living with dementia.
ACH Group in South Australia is leading a project where consumers, carers and providers jointly develop a new model of respite care for people with younger onset dementia and their families.
There is a role for governments to increase consumer awareness and access to quality information on technology tools available for people with dementia and their carers, according to a major international review.
Consumer peak body Alzheimer’s Australia is proposing the Federal Government introduce a cap on the administration fees providers can charge as part of the delivery of home care packages and for all admin charges to be published on My Aged Care.
A new research project is investigating the impact of ageing in place policies for older renters.