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This week, the Federal Budget delivered the disappointment expected by many in the aged care sector.
Stakeholders have supported the Federal Government’s agenda for the next stage of aged care reform, but they have called for protections for vulnerable seniors, particularly in rural and remote areas, and constructive engagement with the sector to flesh out the details.
A capped grants scheme, specialised care units or boosting the resources of the Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS) were among the key proposals discussed at the recent dementia forum to replace the axed dementia supplement.
Aged care providers say they are reviewing staffing models and putting building plans on hold in the wake of the government’s axing of the Dementia and Severe Behaviours Supplement.
The simple idea for residential and community care providers to open their doors and showcase the great work being done in aged care had exceptional results, with providers reporting the inaugural open day was a huge success.
The aged care leadership development project has offered limited value to the sector. Its Leadership Capability Framework misses the mark and has the capacity to mislead, writes Andrew Larpent.
Australian Ageing Agenda’s round-up of reaction to the Federal Budget 2014-15 from aged care providers, consumer groups, policy experts and other aged care stakeholders.
Aged care providers, consumers and other stakeholders respond to the Commission of Audit’s recommendations related to ageing and aged care.
The Federal Government’s Commission of Audit has backed claims from aged care providers that the sector is over-burdened with regulation and requires cuts to red tape.
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.