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.
Concerns over fees topped the list of home care complaints to the new Aged Care Complaints Commissioner in the first six months of 2016, data released yesterday shows.
The home care system in the UK is in a “critical condition” as it faces acute workforce and funding pressures, according to a damning new report that local experts say has lessons for Australia.
Aged care organisation IRT Group and disability employment provider the Flagstaff Group are piloting a new training program to assist people with disabilities to move into a career in aged care.
Given very little is known about the quality of day respite centres, a new project will begin a conversation about the issues in respite service provision in Australia, says researcher.
Tasmanian independent MP Andrew Wilkie has accused home care providers of charging clients excessive administration fees on a scale that amounts to “systemic rorting” of government subsidies.
Rod, 54, who acquired a brain injury following a car accident in 2001, says the care he receives from support worker Euan allows him to lead an independent life.
The financial performance of home care providers improved in 2014-2015, with 72 per cent of providers recording a net profit, up six per cent on the previous year.
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.