ELECTION: Uncapping the supply of aged care places, recognising end-of-life care as a priority and finalising a sector workforce strategy are among the commitments stakeholders are seeking from the major parties.
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The changes to claw back aged care funding announced in last week’s budget are far more than the government predicted, and if they go ahead, will impact sector viability and result in exclusion of high-needs residents and inadequate treatment, according to new analysis by Ansell Strategic.
The aged care viability supplement’s remoteness classification will be updated and brought into line with other health programs in a bid to target areas of greatest need more effectively, the Federal Government announced in last night’s budget.
Sector welcomes new minister Christian Porter but says the momentum on reforms cannot be lost and key measures are required to provide certainty for providers and consumers.
Service providers, peak bodies and independent experts are all warning of a looming crisis in the provision of accommodation for WA’s increasing older population.
Western Australia’s two aged care peak bodies are at odds over whether providers will be impacted by proposed state legislation to narrow the range of charities that can access state tax exemptions.
Leading Age Services Australia WA (LASA-WA) has accused the State Government of unfairly attacking the not-for-profit aged care sector as part of a bid to tighten available tax exemptions for charities.
Aged care executives were among the 1,000 business and community leaders who slept out last night to raise funds and community awareness of homelessness.