NEWS: Mitch Fifield has made his strongest statements in support of a consolidated home support and home care package program as the “next logical step”.
NEWS: Several key documents outlining the emerging shape of the new umbrella program were released on Monday night, while the department provided an update to the sector on Tuesday.
NEWS: A quarter of home care providers are yet to consider changing their services and systems to a CDC approach four months out from the required transition, DSS has told a sector briefing.
Consumer directed aged and disability service provision could inhibit the creation of inclusive communities unless there is multi-sector engagement to find market mechanisms to ensure otherwise.
Many aged care providers are not ready for the full rollout of consumer directed care from 1 July and in reality some will continue to deliver care under the current system beyond the official deadline, a forum on CDC has heard.
FOCUS: From July, reablement will be an underlying principle in both home care and home support, but experts and providers fear that its inclusion in policy won’t necessarily translate into practice.
Private fee-for-service and a unique model of dementia care are the focus of an American home care operator with a “proactive approach to health and wellness” which is launching in Australia.
New research makes a range of recommendations on how government can respond to the “urgent issues” arising from the disconnect between national housing strategy and aged care policy.
Given Mitch Fifield’s latest call for a swifter move to consumer-led markets, which comes amidst the major changes to home and community care, there is an opportunity to seriously address the shortage in respite provision, writes Chris Gration.
Improving home support workers’ training and conditions has been the most important step in reforming New Zealand’s community aged care system over the last 12 years.
Six months after the Quality Agency assumed responsibility for quality in community care and some in the sector are still seeking proof it won’t simply impose a residential-based framework, while the agency says it acknowledges community care is different.
In AAA online’s regular legal column, Julie McStay responds to a reader’s question: When will a provider’s duty of care override a consumer’s right to choose?
There is mounting concern over the long-term future of rural and remote and Aboriginal-specific home care service provision in NSW as the State Government seeks to privatise its home care unit by mid-year.
With the government confirming work is underway on a new aged care workforce strategy, workforce is shaping up to a be a key area of action in 2015, but an expert has warned that community aged care is the sleeper issue.