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.
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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.
Aged care provider peak bodies and consumer representatives welcome government adjustments to aged care funding changes but say the saga highlights the urgency of developing a new funding model.
Aged care stakeholders have welcomed the reappointment of Sussan Ley as Minister for Aged Care and Ken Wyatt as Assistant Minister, saying it provides continuity for the next stage of reforms.
The Commonwealth’s controversial changes to aged care funding will cost the sector in excess of $2.5 billion over the next four years, almost $840 million more than the government has estimated, a major new analysis shows.
A group of five not-for-profit aged care providers in regional NSW say cuts to aged care funding will reduce their collective revenue by $3 million in the first year and mean the loss of 100 part-time jobs in their area.
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.
Not-for-profit providers back Independent Senator for South Australia Nick Xenophon’s call for a Senate inquiry into aged care funding, following the government’s controversial changes to ACFI.
The Labor party says it will release the economic modelling behind the controversial budget measure to reduce aged care funding by $1.2 billion if elected, but maintains it cannot reverse the changes.
ELECTION: The need for a full and independent review of ACFI is a key issue facing the sector, Greens spokesperson on ageing Senator Rachel Siewert tells AAA.