Unspent home care funds are creating a “perverse incentive” for providers to spend the money inappropriately, the Royal Commission has heard.
The royal commission has asked aged care provider peak Leading Age Services Australia about its record on advocating in the interests of residents.
The nation’s leading consumer representatives will comprise the first witnesses at the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety when hearings get underway next week.
Industry peak body Catholic Health Australia has raised concerns about how the Federal Government might respond to the Carnell and Paterson review of regulatory issues triggered by the failures at Oakden in South Australia.
Providers should start preparing for a future where the traditional boundaries between home and residential care collapse and new models of care and accommodation emerge, sector leaders say.
The expansion of the private aged care sector continues, with for-profit providers awarded two thirds of the government’s annual allocation of new aged care bed licences.
The debate about whether government should remove the caps on aged care places is back in full swing. The National Aged Care Alliance today releases its blueprint calling for the phased removal of the rationing of places across aged care, however others argue that the idea of an entitlement is a fiction.
ACSA and Catholic Health Australia put their policy where their mouth is with new level of collaboration to achieve aged care reform