A submission to the Aged Care Royal Commission has laid out concerns about individualised funding in home care, saying it has eroded working conditions and reduced the quality of care.
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The number of home care providers in Australia has outstripped the number of residential care providers for the first time.
Aged care stakeholders and industry observers say the government’s announcement of 10,000 new home care packages isn’t enough.
The NDIS minister has compared the disability insurance scheme to a half-built plane taking off before it is finished.
Regional community care providers have rejected a return to block funding, saying the benefits of consumer directed care are too important to give up.
Home care has been identified as one of three areas requiring immediate action in the interim report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality Safety.
LASA’s CEO Sean Rooney has described the current home care situation as “unacceptable in 21st century Australia” as the peak released a 16-point pathway to reform in the aged care sector.
The average amount of unspent home care funds held by providers has increased by around $1000 in the last year to just under $7000 per client.
Enterprise bargaining has been an ‘abject failure’ in terms of improving wages and conditions in the home care sector, the Royal Commssion has been told.
The number of home care service outlets offering self-managed care has dropped by 40 per cent since last year.
Representatives from the home and community care sector will join a national council of youth ambassadors.
There are calls to incorporate dementia design as a standard as the world’s largest dementia study reveals a ‘dangerous’ amount of stigma.
There’s been a drop in the number of people waiting for their assigned home care package for the first time since 2017.
The government has faced a grilling about why it allows young people with disabilities to languish in aged care facilities.