The Department of Health is calling on aged care providers and peak bodies to complete a survey about unused residential aged care places.
Applications are open for the next round of residential aged care places with Queensland set to pick up the largest share of new bed licences.
The application round for new residential aged places will open next month with aged care in rural, regional and remote communities named as the priority areas, the government has announced.
Two Department of Health consultations underway are seeking input from aged care providers to inform where new residential places will be allocated and design changes to My Aged Care.
A wrap of Australian Ageing Agenda’s extensive coverage of the 2018-19 Federal Budget.
The Tune Review was a missed opportunity for a broad debate on financial sustainability, writes Professor Mike Woods.
Aged care in a decade will look very different to now, writes Fiona Somerville, who offers a peek into what the yet-to-be-determined future may hold.
Just four years after selling all its bed licenses retirement village operator Lendlease has returned to aged care with a bang, picking up the largest individual share of the 10,000 new places.
The Federal Government will today detail the latest allocation of beds under the 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round providing almost 10,000 new aged care places.
From reforms to reviews, it’s been a busy year in aged care news, but it was our reports on the six-month saga over cuts to the sector’s funding announced in the May federal budget that most drew your attention.
The creation of a “single aged care system” would see the distinction between home care and residential care removed, with consumers free to move between the two, under new changes that could begin in as soon as five years.
In a case that highlights the uneven provision of residential facilities across Australia, seniors in Mossman currently have to travel up to 80 kilometres to access aged care – but that will finally change this year.
Mitch Fifield tells providers the government plans to end ACAR in residential aged care, wants a “more sophisticated” definition of quality in aged care, and expects the reform roadmap to be completed by the end of the year.
Following mounting concern that the home care package levels are missing their mark, the government announced more Level 3 and Level 4 packages in 2015 ACAR, but has substantially reduced the capital grants on offer.