Home and community care providers and policy makers could improve their service provision by better profiling and targeting groups of consumers, a study suggests.
The federal government has announced an additional 10,000 home care packages as part of a $662 million commitment to aged care.
The federal government spent $5.1 billion on home care and home support services in the past year, new figures show, up from $4.5 billion in 2016-17 and $3.8 billion five years ago.
Seven home care providers and more than 100 clients are piloting a “radical” self-management model which includes direct online access to financial information, hands-on involvement in sourcing care staff, the use of a home care debit card and access to a self-management consultant.
COTA has conducted a wide-ranging survey of of 2,560 Australians which found, among other things, that while people have difficulty getting home care, most are satisfied once they have it.
Home care package administration fees are dropping, a survey of approved providers shows.
The ATO has published information on the application of the Goods and Services Tax to the provision of home care services.
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 home care sector has experienced a more than six per cent decline in profitability over the last year as providers continue to accumulate a growing mountain of unspent funds, a key financial report has found.
Front line home care workers are concerned about the incoming generation of savvy, self-aware and demanding baby boomer clients and what this will mean for them under consumer directed care, research shows.
A new community palliative care project is helping people be cared for and die at home.
Is there a future for not-for-profit aged care providers in a market that’s been turned upside down by consumer directed care?
Home care providers are holding $329 million of unspent funds on behalf of consumers and this could increase substantially in the medium term, ACFA says in its latest report.
Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt speaks to Community Care Review in his first comments directly addressing reaction to the government’s home care data released last week, revealing that more than one in ten approved for a package are estimated to be living with dementia.