Experts highlight value of CHSP

The future home care system should include a primary element offering seniors open and quick access to crucial support, conference hears.

The future home care system should include a primary part that provides block-funded, open, quick and easy access to older Australians.

This desired outcome featured in several discussions at the National Home Care Conference 2024 in Melbourne on Thursday and Friday talking about the changing face of home care.

It should be coupled with an individually-funded component like the Home Care Packages program but current issues leading to unspent funds and disincentives to pay for care need to be addressed, consultant and conference co-host Paul Sadler reiterated to Australian Ageing Agenda at the event.

The conference – which drew over 500 delegates in-person and online – also discussed the future of the Commonwealth Home Support Program.

“One of the key takeaways is just how precious the CHSP program actually is,” Mr Sadler told AAA. “We need to strongly advocate our position to government why this is a really valuable community-based part of the home care system, and we need to expand it and protect it into the future.”

Here Mr Sadler discusses takeaways from the event and a call to action for the home care sector:

Australian Ageing Agenda is a media partner of National Home Care Conference 2024

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