Home care providers are failing to effectively engage inter-generational markets, an industry conference has heard. And they’re doing so at their own peril.
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Aged care consumers are being reminded to look for hidden costs and biases behind “free” support as two new national comparison websites come online in time for the latest aged care reforms.
With a growing difference between the average refundable accommodation deposit (RAD) and median house prices in Australia, aged care providers are being advised to consider increasing their bonds.
The government’s changes to the pension have been described as a “mixed bag” for seniors, while a financial planner says they could be bad news for aged care financing.
With a flurry of review and ratings sites recently launched or in development, aged care is now firmly a sector at the mercy of consumer opinion. While greater information is welcome, these sites raise issues around transparency and verification, and for providers the question of how to respond.
Providers and consumers have welcomed the publishing of pricing and accommodation information on My Aged Care as a new era of transparency for the sector but some have also highlighted improvements to be made.