More than half of older people who have received a home care package are struggling to work out what to do with it because the system is “bewildering and broken”, according to a consumer think-tank.
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Provider peak bodies have reiterated their concerns for the aged care sector following the release of the Government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook.
An AMA position statement says innovation and enhanced technology must be included in all current and future aged care planning.
The aged care regulator downgraded more than two in five residential aged care funding claims audited last financial year, the government’s annual aged care report shows.
Educated seniors with a degree are often prioritised in the wait for residential aged care, according to a study, but there is hope that tweaks to the process will make it fairer.
The Department of Health has launched a test website for consumers to trial its redeveloped My Aged Care website.
For-profit aged care provider Bupa is committed to taking action to meet the standards expected by its residents and the community, its interim chief operating officer tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
The ATO has published information on the application of the Goods and Services Tax to the provision of home care services.
The rhetoric about “choice” in consumer directed care hasn’t translated into practice, new research into the provision of home care services suggests.
It has never been more important for aged care organisations to secure their networks, writes Steve Hunter.
Aged care minister Ken Wyatt has written to home care providers reminding them they will be required to participate in a pricing comparison table on the My Aged Care website from mid next year.
The federal government hopes to have a new system ready by June next year which will allow health professionals to send referrals directly from their own clinical systems to My Aged Care.
The final aged care workforce strategy can be executed in one to three years but the industry should take action immediately, says Professor John Pollaers.
Two Department of Health consultations underway are seeking input from aged care providers to inform where new residential places will be allocated and design changes to My Aged Care.