The Community Visitors Scheme is being hampered by its low profile and the Commonwealth should better promote the program, a government-commissioned review has found.
There are mounting calls for government to include affordable housing measures in next month’s budget as new research again shows seniors are particularly vulnerable.
Palliative care and therapy incentives are among the items in the Aged Care Funding Instrument being scrutinised by a government-commissioned project to refine the tool.
There are growing calls for government to deliver a sustainable funding system following the release of the review into the Aged Care Funding Instrument, while the minister says he’ll now begin consultations.
The Aged Care Funding Instrument should be dumped and a “blended payment” model with activity-based funding implemented in residential care, the government-commissioned report into ACFI has found.
Aged care providers are concerned the sudden overhaul of the 457 visa scheme could negatively impact aged care recruitment, particularly in rural areas.
Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt has this morning released the highly-anticipated report into alternatives to the troubled Aged Care Funding Instrument.
New campaign launched today calls on government to rule out funding cuts in next month’s budget, while sector stakeholders eye more coordinated grassroots lobbying.
The government is preparing to release the highly-anticipated review into alternatives to the Aged Care Funding Instrument.
The aged care workforce census shows the residential sector has grown substantially, with current recruitment and retention approaches “working well.”
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission is to provide advice to the government on the issue of fees and financial arrangements in aged care, as concerns mount over recent changes.
An increasing number of older people will be unable to pay a bond when entering residential aged care if outright home ownership among retirees continues to decline, expert says.
The government is to undertake further consultations with the aged care sector before making a decision on the future funding model for residential care, Australian Ageing Agenda has confirmed.
Aged services delivering both residential and home care tell AAA they are confident proposed common standards can be applied across different settings.