Industry peak bodies and service providers are calling for a government review of unspent funds in home care as new data shows surpluses continue to climb.
Immediate and sustainable long-term funding for aged care topped the list of issues at an industry event in Sydney this week.
From dog grooming to roof repairs, providers are receiving a wide range of consumer requests for home care spending.
Aged care peak bodies have jointly called for an urgent funding boost for the residential aged sector following the release of new data this week that shows an increase in the number of facilities running at a loss.
Sundale, Burnie Brae and an executive from BallyCara have been recognised for outstanding achievements in aged care services at an industry event on the Gold Coast.
Aged care has been a hot-button topic in the lead-up to this weekend’s state election in South Australia.
Aged care facilities could lose more than $6,000 on average per resident annually under proposed changes to the Aged Care Funding Instrument, according to a new analysis.
Seniors and aged care providers say the government must act on systemic failures in regulatory oversight and study role of quality agency following Senate report.
Also in this wrap: two senior appointments for aged care software provider.
Aged care providers are calling on the Federal Government to adopt the recommendations of the Tune Review in this year’s Budget, submissions show.
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.
A new Commonwealth government inquiry is investigating the quality of care in residential aged care services, instigated by federal health minister Greg Hunt.
In this wrap: Mike Callaghan to replace Lynda O’Grady at ACFA; Uniting AgeWell appoints Raelene Thompson as new chair; and ECH’s David Panter elected to LASA board.
Industry peak Leading Age Services Australia is proposing the government consider utilising unspent home care funds – estimated to be in excess of $200 million – to help alleviate the urgent need for additional packages.