The federal government has come under pressure for its “woeful” inactivity on releasing data about waiting lists for home care packages.
A wrap of Australian Ageing Agenda’s extensive coverage of the 2018-19 Federal Budget.
The Federal Government will set up a jobs and market fund to stimulate the development of disability provider markets in rural and remote areas and raise awareness of job opportunities in the fast-growing sector.
A mental health service to tackle social isolation and grants to boost participation in sport are among new measures announced in the Federal Budget to support older Australians in the community.
The Turnbull Government is seeking to boost the retirement incomes of asset-rich, cash-poor pensioners by expanding the eligibility of the government’s Pension Loans Scheme.
A system navigator, streamlined assessment and further improvements to My Aged Care are among measures announced in this week’s budget to improve timely access to services.
The Federal Government will release an extra 14,000 high-level home care packages over four years in a bid to address growing demand for home care.
Aged care providers will receive financial support over the next two years to implement new quality standards but will start paying a new levy for unannounced quality visits from July 2020.
Immediate and sustainable long-term funding for aged care topped the list of issues at an industry event in Sydney this week.
Aged care providers are calling on the Federal Government to adopt the recommendations of the Tune Review in this year’s Budget, submissions show.