Models like Better Caring are simply responding to the shift in seniors’ expectations, and are the result of disruption in the aged care sector, not the cause of it, writes Peter Scutt.
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In a new book, former minister for ageing Mark Butler challenges common misconceptions on the ageing population – from how treasury reports on the economic ‘burden’ to the role of media. He speaks to AAA about changing minds, lobbying government and the need for leadership.
The debate about whether government should remove the caps on aged care places is back in full swing. The National Aged Care Alliance today releases its blueprint calling for the phased removal of the rationing of places across aged care, however others argue that the idea of an entitlement is a fiction.
The commonwealth government is calling on the state and territory governments to waive stamp duty for pensioners to assist them with downsizing the family home.
Mark Butler has achieved international recognition for his efforts to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers.
NCAN, a web-based communication network has been launched to unite CALD ageing groups online to push for greater recognition of the needs of older people.
Have you got a passion and skills required to improve the lives of people with younger onset dementia? If so, then the peak organisation, Alzheimer’s Australia, might have a job for you. It’s hiring 40 staff for a new key worker program.
Yesterday’s Workforce Compact may have been worked on by the sector’s trade unions and employer peak bodies, but industry opinion about its impact is divided.
Details of the long-awaited and confidential Workforce Compact, worth $1.2 billion of federal government funding, was announced by Minister Butler at a press conference in south-west Sydney today.
TRANSCRIPT: Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, chews the fat on superannuation, older workers and workplace discrimination with announcer, Ian Henschke, ‘Mornings with Ian Henschke ABC 891 Adelaide’.
In this right of reply, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, responds to comments made by aged care providers and others concerning recent changes to the Aged Care Funding Instrument.
Want to read what was said in yesterday’s ‘ACFI’ 891 ABC Adelaide interview between CEO of ACAA-SA, Paul Carberry, and the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler? AAA has published the transcript for you.
Key sector spokespeople are speaking up. They are not happy with the recently announced changes to ACFI and hint at a soon-to-be launched media campaign to tackle the funding issue.
It’s been two months since the federal government first announced an aged care reform package. A panel of industry experts discuss what they now think of the ‘Living Longer Living Better’ set of reforms.