The royal commission has heard “significant” concerns about respite care and the effect of the “try before you buy” approach on the availability of residential respite.
The federal government has announced an additional 10,000 home care packages as part of a $662 million commitment to aged care.
The National Disability Agreement is “outdated and irrelevant” and doesn’t reflect the implementation of the NDIS, the Productivity Commission says.
South Australian councils are warning they may have to drop some disability community support and care services because of funding changes under the NDIS.
Aged care providers have been asked what changes could be made to improve the relationship between the aged care system and disability services as part of the royal commission’s exploration of young people in residential care.
The radio can be harnessed as a tool to reduce loneliness, isolation and depression among older people, a study suggests.