Health department should review the impact of consumer directed care on pay and working conditions in home care and on particular client groups, says Senate inquiry.
Community Care Review
The federal government should consider developing a flexible, community-focused service model for older Australians living in remote Australia, writes Dr Heather Gibb.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is unlikely to have enough providers and workers to deliver the full rollout of the $22 billion initiative without further policy intervention, a Productivity Commission report warns
A new smartphone app aims to equip aged care workers with information and advice to meet the cultural needs of people with dementia.
The Department of Health has released a series of online resources to support providers to deliver aged care services that are inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) seniors.
A new mediation and conflict resolution service has been launched in Victoria to support seniors experiencing elder abuse.
Some indigenous seniors, particularly those living in remote areas, face challenges in accessing My Aged Care which risks reducing take-up of services.
Just one in four providers say they have received new clients in the first two months of the government’s revamped home care system, survey shows.
Palliative Care Australia has released two new online resources to make it easier for people to record and share their care wishes and preferences at the end of life.
‘Ageing in Australia’ takes a broad-ranging look at the major policy and practice issues raised by an ageing population.
The Department of Health is reviewing the letters sent to consumers as survey shows a significant proportion of older people are confused about how to access their package.
A new online resource has been launched to support aged care workers to deliver evidence-based palliative care to older Australians.
Consumers and community care providers say government needs to ramp up information and support for navigating home care amid concerns packages aren’t being taken up.
While pushing back the introduction of an integrated in-home care system is not ideal, it will give us an opportunity to put in place a more effective home care system for all, writes Jeremy McAuliffe.