Looking ahead to 2017, home care providers face new for-profit competitors, uncertainty as to client intentions, and serious financial and strategic challenges, writes Michael Roberts.
Community Care Review
Older people are the least likely age group to use mental health services or to discuss their emotional wellbeing with others. Julie Bajic shares some tips for recognising the signs and symptoms of mental illness.
The performance of home care and Home and Community Care (HACC) organisations against the service standards varied between jurisdictions last financial year, according to a Productivity Commission report released yesterday.
The Federal Government has launched Carer Gateway, a new resource for carers to access practical information and advice and connect with services in their local area.
Home Care Today, a CDC support project, is hosting a free webinar next month for senior executives in the aged care sector on fostering innovation within their organisations.
The Department of Health is hosting a live webinar on the transition of Aged Care Assessment Teams to using the full functionality of My Aged Care today.
The Queensland Government sponsored Community Care Smart Assistive Technology Collaborative is hosting a webinar tomorrow for community care providers who are considering making investments into technology to support service provision.
Pet care for people experiencing homelessness, NDIS readiness workshops targeting culturally diverse clients and a project to support small-scale business ventures driven by older women are among the innovative community projects that have secured a funding boost to further their work.
The looming problem of whether Australia’s housing stock is fit to enable older people and people with disability to age in place demands new leadership, writes Michael Bleasdale.
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.
Meals on Wheels SA says it is concerned the expanded My Aged Care system and assessment process is delaying consumers’ access to necessary home support services.
The Department of Health has produced a series of short videos highlighting case studies of innovation and successful delivery of consumer directed care in the Home Care Packages Program.
The National Ageing Research Institute is hosting a half-day workshop on pain in dementia where aged care providers and healthcare professionals can hear from leading experts in the field of pain research.
Three Greater Western Sydney community transport organisations, Bankstown Canterbury Community Transport, Community Wheels Transport and Great Community Transport, have merged into a single shared services co-operative, in the first of its kind in the sector.