The number of older Australians waiting for the right level of care is continuing to grow with the latest figures showing almost 128,000 are queued for a home care package matching their need.
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A new report indicates a high level of consumer dissatisfaction with home care providers for overcharging, sending out inadequately trained workers and failing to communicate.
A growing number of operators in the market are facilitating older people and their families to manage their own package, writes Ross McDonald.
A wrap of Australian Ageing Agenda’s extensive coverage of the 2018-19 Federal Budget.
Aged care assessment teams have been cautioned not to compensate for home care wait times by approving older people for the highest level of care, Senate estimates has heard.
Aged care industry peak bodies are calling for the Federal Government to act on the Tune Review recommendations to increase the availability of high-level home care packages in this year’s budget.
The head of ECH, a large community aged care provider in South Australia, has delivered a damning critique of the pursuit of consumer-driven, market-based models in aged care.
The Department of Health has said 22,000 home care packages have been released under the new system and it will release detailed data in July on how it’s performing.