Models like Better Caring are simply responding to the shift in seniors’ expectations, and are the result of disruption in the aged care sector, not the cause of it, writes Peter Scutt.
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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.
The commonwealth government is calling on the state and territory governments to waive stamp duty for pensioners to assist them with downsizing the family home.
Mark Butler has achieved international recognition for his efforts to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers.
NCAN, a web-based communication network has been launched to unite CALD ageing groups online to push for greater recognition of the needs of older people.
Have you got a passion and skills required to improve the lives of people with younger onset dementia? If so, then the peak organisation, Alzheimer’s Australia, might have a job for you. It’s hiring 40 staff for a new key worker program.
Yesterday’s Workforce Compact may have been worked on by the sector’s trade unions and employer peak bodies, but industry opinion about its impact is divided.
Details of the long-awaited and confidential Workforce Compact, worth $1.2 billion of federal government funding, was announced by Minister Butler at a press conference in south-west Sydney today.
In this right of reply, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, responds to comments made by aged care providers and others concerning recent changes to the Aged Care Funding Instrument.
Key sector spokespeople are speaking up. They are not happy with the recently announced changes to ACFI and hint at a soon-to-be launched media campaign to tackle the funding issue.
It’s been two months since the federal government first announced an aged care reform package. A panel of industry experts discuss what they now think of the ‘Living Longer Living Better’ set of reforms.
Is aged care the ‘tail that wags the dog’ in terms of the national ageing agenda? This was a question put to the Minister for Ageing, Mark Butler, and the shadow minister for Seniors, Bronwyn Bishop, by a Sydney academic on Tuesday.
Want to see the top three aged care politicians discuss issues that concern you? Then get to the upcoming National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre (PAC) at Parliament House, as it’s set to feature a special political ‘positive ageing’ panel.
Now that the dust has just started to settle, aged care reform advocates are starting to question whether the government’s recently announced reform package actually went far enough.