Home and community care providers and policy makers could improve their service provision by better profiling and targeting groups of consumers, a study suggests.
South Australian councils are warning they may have to drop some disability community support and care services because of funding changes under the NDIS.
Home support programs are the most common entry point into the aged care system and also the most common pathway into permanent residential aged care, according to analysis from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
The Federal Government’s proposed merger of the Commonwealth Home Support Program and home care packages has been pushed back until July 2020.
Despite some industry resistance, technology platforms have an important role to play in advancing the government’s agenda to hand back greater choice and control to older Australians, writes Peter Scutt.
Review of government-funded dementia programs identifies inefficiencies and calls for consolidation of several services as well as an overarching national framework.
The appointment of a new minister responsible for aged care comes as the sector eyes the next stage of reforms and awaits the release of several key governmental reviews.
The Commonwealth and Victorian Governments signed an agreement on Wednesday for the transfer of the Home and Community Care Program in Victoria to the Federal Government from 1 July 2016, delivering three years of funding certainty to providers.
AUDIO: A crisis is looming in home support provision if case management is not funded beyond July, Associate Professor Michael Fine has told a gathering of case managers.
With legislation to repeal the Home and Community Care Act before Parliament, it is worth recalling the impact of the HACC program, and raising some issues concerning the development of the replacement scheme – the Home Support Program, writes Dr Anna Howe.
Reducing the growth rate for home support services will lead to a further rationing of services and impact people’s ability to remain in their home as they age, provider and consumer representatives have warned.
Consultation is open for draft quality principles and draft quality reporting principles of the new Aged Care Quality Agency, as well as the review into HACC Community Transport.
RDNS will now compete in the national 2012 Australian Institute of Project Management Awards, having taken out first place in two categories in the state-competition.
The federal government has announced new funding for the Home and Community Care program in Victoria and NSW. HACC will become one part of the larger Commonwealth Home Support Program from July 2015.