There are more concerning omissions than positive inclusions in this month’s federal budget including no new measures to fix funding in residential aged care, training gaps or the waiting time for services, providers say.
The introduction of mandatory income-tested fees for home care would be positive for both the sustainability of the sector and for consumers, the aged care royal commission has heard.
The aged care royal commission is an opportunity to bring policy and services in line with community expectations and what stakeholders are willing to pay, but it mustn’t interfere with reforms underway or decisions on others, aged care CEOs tell Australian Ageing Agenda.
Australian Ageing Agenda asks aged care CEOs how measures announced in the budget will likely help or hinder their organisations and the sector.
There is overwhelming support among not-for-profit aged care providers for the establishment of an independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, a new survey shows.
Providers, sector peaks and academics have expressed concern over the 89,000-long wait list for home care and urged the Federal Government to take further action to address the long-running problem.
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Aged care provider peak bodies and consumer representatives welcome government adjustments to aged care funding changes but say the saga highlights the urgency of developing a new funding model.
All aged care professionals have a responsibility to be informed about the signs of elder abuse and to raise suspected cases they encounter with a supervisor or manager in their organisation, providers and experts have said.
Australian Greens are unsuccessful in push for Senate inquiry into ACFI cuts, while Labor pursues amending terms of Living Longer Living Better review to include review of funding.
The Australian Association of Gerontology is hosting a seminar for community service providers to improve their ability to respond to cases of elder abuse.
Aged care providers, consumers and unions have told the re-elected Coalition Government they are united on the further reforms needed to aged care and initial steps must be contained in the next budget.
Mature age employment, dementia and palliative care are among the areas featured in the Greens aged care policy, released yesterday.
Models like Better Caring are simply responding to the shift in seniors’ expectations, and are the result of disruption in the aged care sector, not the cause of it, writes Peter Scutt.