In an aged care system ruled by consumers, choice will still be limited by resources, writes Mark Sheldon-Stemm.
Residential providers need to use a consumer-directed model of care to meet the new quality standards, writes Mark Sheldon-Stemm.
A three-year research project has developed a viable model for implementing consumer directed care in aged care facilities, writes Mark Sheldon-Stemm.
Industry consultants are predicting intense competition between providers in home care with a range of new players seeking to enter the government-subsidised market.
Further moving to user pays and consumer directed care in residential aged care will see providers become less reliant on government funding, argue Mark Sheldon-Stemm and Kay Horgan.
An aged care system founded on the premise that everyone wants to be cared for at home is absurd and threatens to replace one inflexible ‘one-size-fits-all’ system with another one, says a Melbourne-based aged care provider.