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.
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The home care sector has been “patchy” in adapting to the shift towards greater consumer control and many providers are resisting it, says the head of Australia’s peak advocacy body for older Australians.
Australian Ageing Agenda asks aged care CEOs how measures announced in the budget will likely help or hinder their organisations and the sector.
An additional $106.8 million has been allocated towards modernising the health and aged care payments system in this week’s Federal Budget.
It is the beginning of equal access to psychological services for people with a diagnosed mental health disorder living in residential aged care, write Dr Louise Roufeil and Dr Harriet Radermacher.
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.
Aged care providers in South Australia are ramping up a grassroots campaign to lobby Coalition MPs over the Federal Government’s cessation of the Aged Care Payroll Tax Supplement and are leaflet dropping in key electorates including that of senior minister Christopher Pyne.
It’s been a busy year in aged care news. Here are the 10 most read stories on Australian Ageing Agenda online during 2014.
The Queensland, Western Australian and South Australian governments have ruled out granting a payroll tax exemption to aged care providers following the Federal Government’s decision to remove its longstanding supplement from 1 January 2015, which will see providers lose $181 million of revenue in the first year.
A full listing of Australian Ageing Agenda’s extensive coverage of the Federal Budget 2014-15, which the Treasurer Joe Hockey handed down on Tuesday night.
Australian Ageing Agenda’s round-up of reaction to the Federal Budget 2014-15 from aged care providers, consumer groups, policy experts and other aged care stakeholders.
In a hotly anticipated move the Federal Government has redirected the $1.5 billion from the previous government’s Workforce Compact back into the general aged care funding pool.
National Seniors has broken ranks with other consumer lobby groups by lending its support to a proposed $6 co-payment for GP services in its pre-budget submission to government.
Peak body, ACSA, has used its 2013/14 Federal Budget submission to revisit its recommendation for a cost of care study. It also wants providers to receive financial help with business planning, among other things.