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This week, the Federal Budget delivered the disappointment expected by many in the aged care sector.
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.
Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) has appointed the minister’s aged care advisor Pat Sparrow as its new chief executive officer.
Aged care providers, consumers and unions have told the re-elected Coalition Government they are united on the further reforms needed to aged care and initial steps must be contained in the next budget.
Providers all over Australia worked hard to raise aged care as an election issue. Now the focus is to ensure MPs support both a Senate inquiry and disallowance motions, writes Darren Mathewson.
Not-for-profit providers back Independent Senator for South Australia Nick Xenophon’s call for a Senate inquiry into aged care funding, following the government’s controversial changes to ACFI.
Fallout from the Federal Government’s budget measures to claw back aged care spending continues with more sector stakeholders calling for a halt to the cuts.
ELECTION: Uncapping the supply of aged care places, recognising end-of-life care as a priority and finalising a sector workforce strategy are among the commitments stakeholders are seeking from the major parties.
Aged care’s one-stop shop for consumers has received a boost in funding to help meet the significant and ongoing increase in demand, the government announced in last night’s Federal Budget.
While much focus has been on the cultural and financial changes required under consumer directed policy reform, a survey of home care providers has identified some of the key staffing challenges presented by increased consumer choice.
The full rollout of CDC across community care, the announcement of further consumer control from 2017, and the moving of aged care back to the health department – it was another significant year for aged care.
Myriad social and economic issues in rural and remote areas are combining to seriously challenge aged care service provision, which providers say needs to be reflected in better policy.
Aged care peaks are stepping up their advocacy over more than 18 months of online claiming issues with the Department of Human Services, which one says has resulted in millions of dollars in outstanding payments for some providers.