Reducing dependence on government funding, scale, efficiency and brand are all essential to provider sustainability in the home care market, says financial consultant.
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Issues around access to services, exercising choice and navigating the NDIS are among the challenges that persist for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) seniors, says Angela Quero.
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.
The Centre for Applied Disability Research has launched a new Disability Knowledge Clearing House that aims to connect service providers and consumers with the latest research evidence.
Home care workers are being encouraged to enrol in a free online course to increase their knowledge of dementia.
The Australian Association of Gerontology is hosting a seminar for community service providers to improve their ability to respond to cases of elder abuse.
The Office of the Public Advocate in Victoria and State Trustees have released a resource for family carers supporting Victorians with a decision-making disability to plan for the future.
With so many factors and unfolding changes influencing Australia’s community care sector, organisations are struggling to predict their future. Dr Keith Suter puts forward four possible scenarios.
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.
The sixth annual Be Medicinewise Week, a national awareness week promoting the safer and wiser use of medicines by all Australians will take place 22-28 August.
The Department of Health is hosting a webinar for home care providers tomorrow to explain the new national process for prioritising access to home care packages from next year.
A new national population database provides free public access to information about Australia’s ageing population.
Experts from the UK and Canada will address a symposium in Melbourne this month on the impact of individualised budgets on working conditions and quality care in the aged and disability sectors.