LASA and ACSA have both announced plans to launch campaigns to fight for more funding and convince the federal government to reverse changes to the ACFI.
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The new peak association that wants to represent all aged care providers was officially launched at Parliament House in Canberra yesterday afternoon.
The Commonwealth may have announced a reform package, and is soon to take responsibility of HACC, but that does not give state and local governments permission to wash their hands of aged care, says NSW Minister for Ageing, Andrew Constance MP.
It’s important that not-for-profits retain their independence from for-profit aged care providers, according to ACSA’s new CEO, John Kelly, who spoke at the ACS NSW & ACT State Conference earlier today.
The ITAC Awards were presented last night in a ceremony at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, as part of the ITAC 2012 conference.
A well-known aged care industry software vendor has launched its first foray into electronic medication management, ahead of the ITAC 2012 conference.
The debate about establishing a ‘single voice’ of not-for-profit and for-profit aged care organisations continues. GM of Kalyna Care, Mark Sheldon-Stemm, explains why there are few differences between charitable and private providers.
Aged care reform getting up in this year’s budget is far from a sure thing, ACAA’s CEO has warned. The uncomfortable reality is that aged care’s once-in-a-generation reform package is in a competition for funding that will go right to the line.
The Australian Greens has urged the sector to keep pressuring the federal government for reform because, in the current political and economic climate, anything is possible.
The release of this year’s ACAR figures have drawn practically the same response from the industry, the Opposition and the Minister who announced them.
The fog surrounding exactly how eHealth records will be implemented has lifted somewhat, with the government offering funding for aged care software vendors to modify their products to comply with the new system.
The Business Council of Australia is calling for urgent bipartisan support to ensure the Productivity Commission’s aged care reform recommendations are realised quickly.
As the industry awaits the outcome of this year’s ACAR, Department of Health and Ageing figures show a startling drop in the number of new beds being built.
Rod Young says the industry is delighted that the ACFI continues to increase subsidies to match the increasing acuity of residents, but one provider thinks it’s nothing to write home about.