Reform awareness, home care workforce surveys closing soon

The Department of Health and aged care is surveying aged care stakeholders about their awareness of reforms underway and the home care workforce.

The health and aged care department’s second survey gathering insights on the sector’s knowledge of the reforms underway is open for aged care providers, experts and peak bodies.

Topics covered in the 10-minute Aged Care Reform Pulse Survey include home care, residential care, governance, diversity and inclusion, access and navigation.

The survey aims to provide the Department of Health and Aged Care with insights on the sector’s level of awareness of upcoming reforms and the level of support needed to implement them. They’re also interested in hearing how things are going with recently implemented changes.

The first iteration of this survey found 38 per cent of residential care providers and 26 per cent of home care providers were well aware of the reforms in the first half of 2023 relevant to them.

The survey results will inform the department’s communication, engagement, education and training activities to support the aged care sector to implement the reforms.

This survey closes on Tuesday 21 March.

Home care workforce survey

Aged care stakeholders are also being sought for two surveys HealthConsult is undertaking on behalf of the Department of Health and Aged Care to better understand the home care workforce.

The first survey targets home care providers and the second is seeking responses from personal care workers, enrolled nurses and allied health assistants working in the sector.

The surveys aim to identify:

  • makeup of the workforce
  • jobs being performed
  • skills and qualifications
  • work preferences.

The results will contribute to the ongoing evaluation of the Home Care Workforce Support Program and future workforce initiatives following surveys conducted in April 2022.

These home care workforce surveys close on Friday 31 March.

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