The Greens is the only party to acknowledge the key issues facing aged care as a national priority, according to the federal election scorecard of provider peak Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA).
Aged and Community Services Australia is calling on its members to invite local politicians to this week’s aged care open day to illustrate the impact of recent funding cuts.
Fallout from the Federal Government’s budget measures to claw back aged care spending continues with more sector stakeholders calling for a halt to the cuts.
Aged care’s one-stop shop for consumers has received a boost in funding to help meet the significant and ongoing increase in demand, the government announced in last night’s Federal Budget.
Aged care providers and consumer groups have called for bipartisan support for further reform of aged care, following the release of the sector’s Aged Care Roadmap this week.
Leading Age Services Australia appoints a new chief executive officer as it moves to adopt a national model, becoming the third national peak body in the sector to announce a leadership change in recent weeks.
In this story: John Kelly steps down from ACSA; Ilsa Hampton appointed executive officer of PASCOP; Paul Johnson appointed COO at BallyCara.
Aged care providers and unions have said the Federal Government cannot evade its responsibility in developing an aged care workforce strategy, given its role as primary funder and regulator of the sector.
While much focus has been on the cultural and financial changes required under consumer directed policy reform, a survey of home care providers has identified some of the key staffing challenges presented by increased consumer choice.
With the government having signalled the next reforms to commence in 2017, many are hopeful that 2016 will be a year of action and preparation for change.
The full rollout of CDC across community care, the announcement of further consumer control from 2017, and the moving of aged care back to the health department – it was another significant year for aged care.
The delayed release of the Federal Government’s audit of workforce programs has stalled the development of a sector workforce strategy, much to the annoyance of aged care providers, unions and professional groups.
Aged care providers will not be offered any financial support by government to participate in the forthcoming trials of an opt-out eHealth system, Technology Review can confirm.
Providers and peak bodies respond to Wednesday’s surprise announcement from Sussan Ley that she has been appointed Minister for Aged Care.