The National Disability Agreement is “outdated and irrelevant” and doesn’t reflect the implementation of the NDIS, the Productivity Commission says.
The residential aged care occupancy rate hit a 10-year low last financial year, new government figures show, but the rate finding is at odds with a key industry report.
The federal government spent $5.1 billion on home care and home support services in the past year, new figures show, up from $4.5 billion in 2016-17 and $3.8 billion five years ago.
Nearly 60 per cent of disability service providers say they find it hard to recruit support workers highlighting a labour market struggling to grow fast enough to meet demand for quality staff, a new survey shows.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is unlikely to have enough providers and workers to deliver the full rollout of the $22 billion initiative without further policy intervention, a Productivity Commission report warns
People would have a greater say over where and when they receive end-of-life care through increased competition in the delivery of services under proposals being considered by the Productivity Commission.
The creation of a “single aged care system” would see the distinction between home care and residential care removed, with consumers free to move between the two, under new changes that could begin in as soon as five years.
The performance of home care and Home and Community Care (HACC) organisations against the service standards varied between jurisdictions last financial year, according to a Productivity Commission report released yesterday.
In a case that highlights the uneven provision of residential facilities across Australia, seniors in Mossman currently have to travel up to 80 kilometres to access aged care – but that will finally change this year.
As more facilities are encouraged to participate in the national rollout of quality indicators in aged care, stakeholders continue to debate key aspects of the program.
Poor public awareness about the aged care reforms has affected the implementation of the changes and impeded seniors’ capacity to make informed decisions, a Productivity Commission report concludes.
Proposals in Productivity Commission draft report could improve the ‘outdated’ workplace relations system, but aged care providers must be involved in discussions on new framework, says LASA.
A DSS submission to a Productivity Commission inquiry proposes enhanced skilled migration to bolster the aged care workforce, which has been welcomed by employers.
In this wrap: Productivity Commission to study housing decisions of seniors; co-production trial in enablement underway; report highlights business challenges of CDC; experts share research on later-life learning.