More than 900 home care providers will be affected by major changes to the payment system.
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Home care recipients have told researchers they sometimes have to fight to get their provider to deliver services they are due because of staff shortages.
Unspent home care funds continue to rise, with some $800 million, or more than $7,000 per client, sitting in coffers around the country.
The number of home care providers in Australia has outstripped the number of residential care providers for the first time.
The average amount of unspent home care funds held by providers has increased by around $1000 in the last year to just under $7000 per client.
In-home carers are often reluctant to report workplace health and safety risks, a conference has heard.
The number of home care service outlets offering self-managed care has dropped by 40 per cent since last year.
The overall performance of home care providers declined in 2017-18 and financial pressures are continuing, a key sector report says.
The average amount of unspent funds per home care package client has hit almost $7,000 and total unspent funds are likely to reach $600 million by the end of the financial year, a key financial analysis shows.
Home care package administration fees are dropping, a survey of approved providers shows.
A home care provider has come up with a solution for families who are unable to find respite for their loved ones during the holiday season by offering a bespoke Christmas at Home service.
Home care providers are failing to effectively engage inter-generational markets, an industry conference has heard. And they’re doing so at their own peril.
The federal government has come under pressure for its “woeful” inactivity on releasing data about waiting lists for home care packages.