In an aged care system ruled by consumers, choice will still be limited by resources, writes Mark Sheldon-Stemm.
Residential providers need to use a consumer-directed model of care to meet the new quality standards, writes Mark Sheldon-Stemm.
The rhetoric about “choice” in consumer directed care hasn’t translated into practice, new research into the provision of home care services suggests.
A growing number of operators in the market are facilitating older people and their families to manage their own package, writes Ross McDonald.
The Australian Aged Care Quality Agency has published a report into the drivers of consumer choice and perceptions of quality services in community care.
Commonwealth Home Support Program providers will be required to submit an annual wellness report under new funding conditions detailed by the Department of Health this week.
The number of home care providers has grown by 40 per cent in the last financial year as new entrants flood the deregulated marketplace, new figures reveal.
Despite some industry resistance, technology platforms have an important role to play in advancing the government’s agenda to hand back greater choice and control to older Australians, writes Peter Scutt.
People would have a greater say over where and when they receive end-of-life care through increased competition in the delivery of services under proposals being considered by the Productivity Commission.
Continuing AAA’s series exploring CDC in residential aged care, David Sinclair argues there is no reason that concepts from the hospitality sector cannot be adopted within the existing funding model, but providers must understand the costs of individual activities and price them appropriately.
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Consumer-directed home care programs, which begin from August 1, must avoid the risk of becoming little more than a budget-sharing exercise with a tick-the-box approach to choice and control, writes Greg Adey.
Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald has warned of some possible flow-on effects of higher wages, within a deregulated aged care system.
The PC hopes its plan for aged care will deliver more chioce, more competition and fewer complexities in aged care.