As the dust settles after a week of turmoil in federal politics, aged care has emerged as one of the battlefields.
Provider peaks say mandating aged care providers to publish staff-to-resident ratios on My Aged Care as proposed in a federal bill introduced this week is problematic and an ineffective indicator of quality.
In his final article written before he died in June, leading expert on ageing policy Professor Hal Kendig has called for more political will to manage population ageing so future generations can enjoy outcomes better than his own.
It is time to rethink retirement in our ageing society, writes Senator Helen Polley.
Whilst some people receiving the Age Pension can enjoy a decent standard of living, it’s a very different situation for too many other seniors, writes Joel Pringle.
There needs to be greater financial transparency of all aged care providers receiving taxpayer funds plus a stronger focus on the financial sustainability of the sector, a Senate inquiry has heard this week.
Significant savings could be made in health and aged care expenditure by boosting government investment in assistive technology, new analysis shows.
The application round for new residential aged places will open next month with aged care in rural, regional and remote communities named as the priority areas, the government has announced.
The Federal Government will set up a jobs and market fund to stimulate the development of disability provider markets in rural and remote areas and raise awareness of job opportunities in the fast-growing sector.
The Turnbull Government is seeking to boost the retirement incomes of asset-rich, cash-poor pensioners by expanding the eligibility of the government’s Pension Loans Scheme.
A system navigator, streamlined assessment and further improvements to My Aged Care are among measures announced in this week’s budget to improve timely access to services.
The Federal Government will release an extra 14,000 high-level home care packages over four years in a bid to address growing demand for home care.
Aged care providers will receive financial support over the next two years to implement new quality standards but will start paying a new levy for unannounced quality visits from July 2020.
Low-paid disability support workers are spending large amounts of their working day in activities that are unpaid, a new study has found.