New standards for special disability accommodation will become mandatory by 2021.
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Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) has launched a new automated procurement portal which allows members to connect with a national network of suppliers.
Regional community care providers have rejected a return to block funding, saying the benefits of consumer directed care are too important to give up.
Australia’s most vulnerable older people appear to be getting left behind following the Increasing Choice in Home Care reforms.
CDC in the home care packages program may be fostering isolation among older Australians, research suggests.
LASA is looking at the interface between NDIS Services and the aged care sector.
Home care has been identified as one of three areas requiring immediate action in the interim report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality Safety.
Consumer directed care is driving the accumulation of unspent funds, according to new research.
LASA’s CEO Sean Rooney has described the current home care situation as “unacceptable in 21st century Australia” as the peak released a 16-point pathway to reform in the aged care sector.
A study has found consumer directed care is making it hard for home care workers to establish relationships with clients.
The average amount of unspent home care funds held by providers has increased by around $1000 in the last year to just under $7000 per client.
Enterprise bargaining has been an ‘abject failure’ in terms of improving wages and conditions in the home care sector, the Royal Commssion has been told.
Almost one in two home care workers have suffered a workplace injury, more than half have been abused and almost three quarters have been in situations where they have felt unsafe in a client’s home.
A survey of carers has found that almost one in four are living with chronic anxiety, and warns the situation will get worse without adequate supports.