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.
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Government and aged care stakeholders need to take “a real look” at the delivery of home care packages as too much money is being taken by providers in the administration of services, the former chair of National Seniors has said.
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The Federal Government has opened the competitive selection process for up to $115 million in Commonwealth Home Support Program growth funding over two years.
A series of resources produced by CommunityWest have been released to assist providers to introduce co-production in aged care.
The Australian Council of Social Services has produced a free toolkit to support community organisations build their resilience to disasters and emergencies.
The Dementia Collaborative Research Centres have launched a new dementia knowledge translation hub which connects health professionals, carers and policymakers to a wide range of evidence-based tools and resources.
Home Care Today, a CDC support project, is hosting a free webinar on costing and pricing of home care packages for new providers.
The benefits from volunteering are mutual, with new research highlighting that volunteering in middle age and senior years is linked to enhanced mental health, writes Sharyn Broer.
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.
While pets can provide a range of benefits to older people at home, owners sometimes struggle to care for them as their own needs increase, but help is available, reports Natasha Egan.
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.
The Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales is hosting a seminar next month on meeting the needs of Aboriginal people with disability under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Registered nurses are being asked to have their say in the development of Australia’s first set of aged care nursing competencies.