The Health Services Union is calling for a Medicare-style levy to fund Australia’s aged care system.
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A system navigator independent of providers should be available as soon as people enter the aged care system, the Royal Commission has heard.
A review of the NDIS recommends legislating for a maximum eight week time frame for plans to be put in place.
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.
David Tune has been appointed to conduct a review of the NDIS aimed at cutting red tape and improving service delivery.
The federal government has come under pressure for its “woeful” inactivity on releasing data about waiting lists for home care packages.
Transferring residential aged care funding to consumers, adapting to consumer directed home care and increasing community-based palliative care, are among key incomplete reforms, Professor Michael Woods tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
The government has backed the Tune Review recommendation to put residential aged care places in the hands of consumers, the 2018-19 Federal Budget shows.
Limited data on the Commonwealth Home Support Program is hindering the sector’s understanding of the largest part of the aged care system, sector leaders have told a national aged care conference.
Consumer directed residential care is practically challenging to implement and cannot happen until consumers are educated about the value of services and subsidies, a national aged care conference has heard this week.
Provider and consumer peaks are urging the Federal Government to consider the recommendations of the Tune Review as a whole and avoid picking individual proposals to implement.
The independent review of the Living Longer Living Better reforms has handed down a series of recommendations for the home care system designed to change the mix of packages and increase the collection of consumer contributions.
Giving residential aged places directly to consumers, tweaking policies for offline residential care places, and temporarily reallocating unused places to home care packages are among the 38 recommendations in the final report of the five-year review of aged care reform.
A full listing of Australian Ageing Agenda’s coverage of the Federal Government’s ongoing review into Living Longer Living Better and other aged care reforms, which is due to report on 1 August 2017.