There are more concerning omissions than positive inclusions in this month’s federal budget including no new measures to fix funding in residential aged care, training gaps or the waiting time for services, providers say.
Also in this story: Council on the Ageing WA appoints new CEO.
Also in this wrap: Resthaven Murray Bridge officially opens; MiCare gets the green light for new facility; and Benetas Dalkeith Hostel expansion supports new model of care.
Former Benetas chairman John McKenzie has joined a group of other Australians honoured for their contribution to the community and the aged care sector this Australia Day.
Also in this wrap: Benetas announces a new chair; and Australian Digital Health Agency appoints chief digital officer.
Also in this wrap: Uniting redevelops Emu Plains facility; Arcare officially opens doors; and Benetas unveils new Victorian facility.
The aged care royal commission is an opportunity to bring policy and services in line with community expectations and what stakeholders are willing to pay, but it mustn’t interfere with reforms underway or decisions on others, aged care CEOs tell Australian Ageing Agenda.
The head of a leading aged care provider has expressed frustration over the announcement of a Royal Commission into the aged care sector, saying it is a “shame” things have reached this point.
Also in this wrap: Resthaven announces redevelopment update; Anglican Care commences redevelopment; and Benetas completes construction.
Providers around the country have got behind the inaugural awareness day to celebrate all people working in aged care.
At a time when demand for aged care exceeds supply, an estimated $200 to $350 million of taxpayer dollars is going unspent in home care. It’s time for the government to take action on unspent funds, write Sandra Hills and Dr Catherine Joyce.
Also in this wrap: St Ives Home Care rebrands; Benetas and Macedon Ranges Health amalgamate; and Mercy Health and Southern Cross Care complete merger.
Also in this wrap: Benetas building integrated facility; and Central Coast Community Care launches facility extension.
Australian Ageing Agenda asks aged care CEOs how measures announced in the budget will likely help or hinder their organisations and the sector.