The number of sanctions issued to aged care providers more than doubled last financial year compared to the previous year, according to the Government’s annual aged care report.
Early results of the national study looking at the drivers of residential aged care costs support the view that costs are driven by care burden rather than medical diagnoses, the lead researcher tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
New research challenges the assumption that culturally-specific care is better able to meet the care needs of aged care residents from non-English-speaking countries.
Aged care peak bodies have jointly called for an urgent funding boost for the residential aged sector following the release of new data this week that shows an increase in the number of facilities running at a loss.
With numerous reviews, inquiries and changes slated for 2018, AAA presents a helpful guide to navigating the aged care year ahead.
Changes to the residential aged care sector’s funding tool proposed in a government-commissioned report will be outlined at an upcoming industry conference.
Aged care peaks welcome stable funding for the sector saying stakeholders now have certainty as they work through numerous ongoing reviews ahead of next stages of reform.
There are growing calls for government to deliver a sustainable funding system following the release of the review into the Aged Care Funding Instrument, while the minister says he’ll now begin consultations.
The Aged Care Funding Instrument should be dumped and a “blended payment” model with activity-based funding implemented in residential care, the government-commissioned report into ACFI has found.
Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt has this morning released the highly-anticipated report into alternatives to the troubled Aged Care Funding Instrument.
New campaign launched today calls on government to rule out funding cuts in next month’s budget, while sector stakeholders eye more coordinated grassroots lobbying.
The Federal Government announces changes to how it will achieve savings of $1.2 billion in aged care funding by adjusting some of the controversial measures contained in its May budget.
The Department of Health says the Commonwealth will consult with aged care stakeholders and examine international evidence on the proposal to appoint external third parties to assess residents’ needs to determine government funding.
Anger over the controversial changes to aged care funding is mounting. AAA has been reporting on the issue since the first change to ACFI last December. You can follow our coverage here.