Disability service providers have welcomed moves to introduce national screening for NDIS workers but say the scheme needs to cast a wider net across the disability support sector, including those holding key decision-making roles.
The long wait for home care packages is forcing some older people to enter residential care prematurely because of carer burn-out and lack of reablement support, the aged care royal commission has heard.
Home and community care providers and policy makers could improve their service provision by better profiling and targeting groups of consumers, a study suggests.
The federal government has announced an additional 10,000 home care packages as part of a $662 million commitment to aged care.
Peak industry body Leading Aged Care Services has called for measures to encourage Australians who are waiting for home care to use their home equity to pay for services in its budget submission.
Flourish Australia has become the first organisation selected to provide psychosocial support services for people who are living with severe mental illness under a national program targeting people not covered by the NDIS.
The first of 35 new Specialist Dementia Care Units for people whose symptoms are too severe to be adequately cared for by mainstream services is expected to start receiving residents this year.
The National Disability Agreement is “outdated and irrelevant” and doesn’t reflect the implementation of the NDIS, the Productivity Commission says.
The first 350 of 775 new restorative care places announced in last year’s budget will be allocated by July, the federal government says, with the remainder to come online in the next financial year.
Community based services are not able to fully meet the needs of people with dementia and their carers, a West Australian study has found.
A modified version of soccer tailor-made for older Australians will be promoted nationally over the next two years.
Two companies that provided workers to an Adelaide home care company have been fined a total of more than $200,000 over a sham contracting scheme that resulted in the underpayment of four care workers.
South Australian councils are warning they may have to drop some disability community support and care services because of funding changes under the NDIS.
The number of people living with dementia around the world has more than doubled to almost 44 million since 1990, according to a global study.