In this wrap: AAG announces James Beckford Saunders as new leader; change of leadership at Whiddon; home palliative care among health wins in NSW budget; business woman award for Cairns aged care leader; and nominations open for aged care award.
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New funding streams to ensure the viability of rural and remote aged care services are among the measures aged and community care providers would like to see in the forthcoming Budget.
VIDEO: As the Federal Government legislates another of its lauded ‘red tape repeal days’, an industry leader tells the NEWSROOM there are prime opportunities for the Coalition to remove unnecessary regulation in aged care and yet they “blow it every time and simply add more and more.”
To address the unique challenges faced by organisations operating in rural and remote areas, a 20 per cent boost to the Viability Supplement was a headline measure in this year’s Federal Budget. AAA speaks to the chief executives of three rural and remote providers to discover what impact the funding will have on their services.
Smart thinking and sensible collaboration has led to the establishment of a new major group in housing and care for older people in Australia. For the new Masonic Care Alliance, it is a case of scale, sustainability and a stronger political voice.