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The number of home care providers in Australia has outstripped the number of residential care providers for the first time.
The government has announced a pot of money for Commonwealth Home Support, but providers say the drip feed needs to stop.
The federal government has denied using smoke and mirrors to con older Australians about home care by trying to pass off old announcements as new ones in the budget.
Four regional CHSP assessment organisations will take part in a $29 million reablement trial designed to help older Australians remain in their homes.
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.
A Sydney council is looking outside the box in the way it provides community services to the elderly and disabled to target a broader spectrum of wellbeing needs, including reducing loneliness and isolation.
The Multi-Purpose Services aged care program will be expanded in regional, rural and remote areas in five Australian states.
Peak aged care industry body ACSA has called for almost $700 million to immediately be made available for residential care, ahead of the federal government’s mid year financial outlook.
A report has recommended reducing the number of respite days that aged care facilities are allowed to offer amid concerns that some people are using respite as a “try before you buy” system and crowding out those in genuine need.
The federal government has announced funding of $100 million for the Commonwealth Home Support program as the latest figures show the waiting list for Home Care Packages continues to balloon.
The new mandatory wellness report for Commonwealth Home Support Program providers will not be “burdensome” for organisations and will establish an industry baseline to measure sector progress, the Department of Health has said
Resistance from consumers and a lack of financial incentives are some of the major barriers facing the widespread adoption of wellness and reablement approaches in the home care sector, a national review has found.
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.