Uncapping the supply of aged care places, recognising end of life care as a national health priority and finalising a national aged care workforce strategy are some of the key commitments aged care stakeholders are seeking from the major parties during the 2016 election campaign.
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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.
Sector welcomes new minister Christian Porter but says the momentum on reforms cannot be lost and key measures are required to provide certainty for providers and consumers.
A technology forum at an upcoming conference will offer aged care providers practical tools to help them understand, plan for and implement technologies that promote better ageing.
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.
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”.
Friday’s news wrap includes: Peak bodies meet new minister; seniors wanted for social connectedness survey; minister and state peak CEO debate the ceased payroll-tax subsidy; and competition to encourage creative dementia therapies.
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.
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.
A new and independent scheme for retirement village standards has been launched by LASA Queensland, LASA and ACSA
It was a case of ‘don’t hold back’ for many at the ACSA National Conference on the Gold Coast this week.