A submission to the Aged Care Royal Commission has laid out concerns about individualised funding in home care, saying it has eroded working conditions and reduced the quality of care.
The aged care system needs a national network of government-funded multi-disciplinary hospital outreach services to support aged care recipients in their care facility or home, this week’s inquiry hears.
The royal commission is seeking feedback from aged care stakeholders on the future design of the aged care system and a proposed new model.
Following Commissioner Lynelle Briggs’ comments that the royal commission’s final report is set to turn the entire sector upside-down, CEOs can’t afford to wait any longer, writes Sandra Hills.
Aged care organisations are aiming to better engage consumers, respond to the royal commission’s findings as they are published and reflect on their own organisation from now until the final report is released.
Aged care stakeholders and industry observers say the government’s announcement of 10,000 new home care packages isn’t enough.
Aged care stakeholders welcome the Federal Government’s response to the royal commission’s interim report but say there is still more work to do.
The Federal Government has announced medication management and education initiatives to reduce chemical restraint in aged care as part of a $500 million-plus response to the royal commission’s interim report.
The government has announced 10,000 additional home care packages and new targets to get people with disability out of aged care facilities.
Some aged care providers lack the right balance between care quality and safety considerations and financial concerns, the royal commission has heard.
Older Tasmanians are more likely to be impacted by failing aged care services than mainland seniors because the state has the highest proportion of seniors coupled with a small number of services, the aged care royal commission has heard.
Regional community care providers have rejected a return to block funding, saying the benefits of consumer directed care are too important to give up.
The aged care royal commission and its findings are “brilliant” because it will lead to a better system like it did in Britain, a conference on ageing hears.
The aged care royal commission’s interim report comprehensively addresses a range of system failures but it lacks reference to human rights, says a law expert.