A home care provider has come up with a solution for families who are unable to find respite for their loved ones during the holiday season by offering a bespoke Christmas at Home service.
Community Care Review
Community and not-for-profit organisations can apply for almost $5 million worth of federal grants to set up local services aimed at boosting the physical and mental health of informal carers.
The number of NDIS providers has more than tripled in two years with 16,755 currently registered across Australia. But there is also evidence that providers are losing confidence in the scheme.
A study is looking at the physical, social and mental health benefits of creating outdoor “playgrounds” for seniors.
Mediation can help resolve conflict before it escalates to elder abuse, a conference will hear, but only if it is part of a wider approach to early intervention and support.
The ATO has published information on the application of the Goods and Services Tax to the provision of home care services.
Service providers in remote parts of Australia have formed an accord to drive efforts to support and expand the local aged care workforce.
NDIS grants worth $7 million are up for grabs for projects that boost employment and recreation opportunities for people with disability in Western Australia.
A report has found serious abuse and neglect of adults with disability in community settings, including the family home, and has called for the establishment of a public advocate with powers to investigate.
A suite of resources encouraging health professionals to diagnose and treat low back pain without the need for scans or surgery is available online.
A government committee is considering putting a cap on home care package administration fees amid claims some providers are charging up to 45 per cent on top of service fees.
The NDIS holds opportunities for aged care providers, an industry conference has heard, but they shouldn’t rush in unprepared or approach it as just another revenue source.
The newly announced Labor candidate for Bennelong and former AMA president Brian Owler has spoken candidly about being the father of an autistic child in a new film about fatherhood and autism.
A study has found that introducing a Level 5 home care package would allow more people to remain at home where they could have a “good and respectful” death if that was their choice, an aged care conference heard.