The Federal Opposition leader has called on the government to cancel its plans to put aged care assessments out to tender in an address to a political, business and media forum this week.
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The Federal Government has announced a $50 million initiative to support residential aged care services in financial trouble to improve or cease operations.
Provider peak bodies have reiterated their concerns for the aged care sector following the release of the Government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook.
A change in attitude towards older people is needed to improve care quality, not just additional resources, the aged care minister tells an industry conference.
The number of home care service outlets offering self-managed care has dropped by 40 per cent since last year.
The aged care sector has pledged to work towards a smooth transition to the new Aged Care Quality Standards which are now in force.
Aged care providers need to focus on engaging residents in their care rather than approaching their families first, an industry conference heard.
Aged care organisations need to focus on keeping their workforce engaged during the scrutiny of the aged care royal commission, an aged care executive tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
The home care waiting list has been the elephant in the room during the election campaign.
National peak and advocacy organisations representing aged care and culturally diverse consumers are the latest recipients of aged care funding in the Morrison Government’s post-budget cash splash.
The aged care royal commission has heard evidence from its first witnesses, with calls by whistleblowers for a national database identifying rogue workers and concerns raised over an “unintentionally complex” aged care system.
The federal government has announced an additional 10,000 home care packages as part of a $662 million commitment to aged care.
The nation’s leading consumer representatives will comprise the first witnesses at the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety when hearings get underway next week.
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.