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This week, the Federal Budget delivered the disappointment expected by many in the aged care sector.
Aged care’s first-ever leadership development strategy is on track to roll out this year with a leadership capabilities framework to be finalised in March and an online portal, workshops and webinars to follow mid-year.
Changes to pre-entry leave arrangements in residential care, which were implemented by the government before Christmas, will cost some providers up to $100,000, ACSA has warned.
In this tight fiscal environment, many organisations have made cost-neutral and cost-saving recommendations in the lead up to the 2014-15 Federal Budget.
The creator of new aged care consumer review site defends comments that seniors risk being abused in new pricing regime, while providers accuse him of grandstanding.
The Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) must sufficiently cover patient discharge and transfer summary between acute and aged services, providers have told the eHealth review.
ACSA has also called for changes to the ACAR process, the mandatory reporting regime and the accreditation system in its submission to the Commission of Audit.
Aged care providers need to educate the community that consumer directed care (CDC) cannot be “all things to all people” and while it will increase choice, that choice will nonetheless be limited, says former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett.
ACSA kicked off its 2013 national conference on Sunday night by recognising aged care excellence with the presentation of 2013 ACSA National Aged Care Awards.
June Bremner was awarded ACSA’s Volunteer Award in recognition of her 30 years of volunteering with Silver Chain in Western Australia. She tells AAA that, at age 81, she has no intention of stopping.
The Opposition argues aged care should be exempt from the Federal Government’s Commission of Audit, but some see it as an opportunity that could lead to the full implementation of the Productivity Commission’s recommendations.