The Victorian Government will introduce an independent registration and accreditation scheme for disability workers, becoming the first jurisdiction in the country to commit to the regulatory regime.
An innovative trial in Western Australia has been piloting the concepts of client choice and control in the Home and Community Care program, including giving clients the option of engaging their own support worker
Just 43 per cent of Regional Assessment Service (RAS) assessors said they were satisfied with the quality and accuracy of the information they received from the My Aged Care contact centre, a national evaluation of My Aged Care has found.
New efforts are underway in Australian universities to meet the future education and career development needs of the aged care workforce.
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.