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This week, the Federal Budget delivered the disappointment expected by many in the aged care sector.
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.
The debate about whether government should remove the caps on aged care places is back in full swing. The National Aged Care Alliance today releases its blueprint calling for the phased removal of the rationing of places across aged care, however others argue that the idea of an entitlement is a fiction.
Community care providers are struggling to fill their Level 1 home care packages while managing waiting lists in the hundreds for their high level packages, an analysis by Community Care Review shows.
A new aged care leadership portal will be launched on Monday to deliver resources and tools specifically targeting leadership development and promotion in the sector.
We knew the peak body merger issue was one that aroused strong opinions and much debate – but we didn’t expect it to spread to AAA online, writes Darragh O’Keeffe.
The president of Aged and Community Services Australia has dismissed the mounting campaign by Leading Age Services Australia for a merger between the two organisations, saying the push for a single peak body is about securing LASA’s “survival”.
Legislating ratios and retaining state-owned aged care facilities are key policy platforms for the new Labor Government in Victoria. But is it good policy? Natasha Egan reports.
In this week’s news wrap: provider strives for inclusive services; feedback sought on aged care principles; Kiama gets dementia-friendly boost; opportunity to support colleagues from developing nations; and seniors’ wanted for wellbeing research.