NDIS providers will get assistance to retain workers as part of a suite of supports announced by the federal government in response to COVID-19.
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There are concerns the disability sector is being left behind in the national coronavirus response but the government says it will meet stakeholders in coming days.
The community sector must play a key role in the response to elder abuse, the NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner says.
More than 900 home care providers will be affected by major changes to the payment system.
New research has highlighted the importance of home care workers treating clients like individuals rather than a “task” and calls for greater recognition of diversity principles.
The Health Services Union is calling for a Medicare-style levy to fund Australia’s aged care system.
A telephone support program is looking to tackle loneliness and depression in elderly people who find themselves isolated after being discharged from hospital.
Home care recipients have told researchers they sometimes have to fight to get their provider to deliver services they are due because of staff shortages.
Two new research papers presented to the Royal Commission contain learnings from overseas about improving home care and supporting carers.
The aged care minister has refuted claims that the government is intending to privatise the aged care assessment process as part of plans to streamline assessments.
The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is now the single regulator of aged care services and the primary point of contact for aged care providers and consumers for quality and safety matters.