The Multi-Purpose Services aged care program will be expanded in regional, rural and remote areas in five Australian states.
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Applications are open for home care providers in remote and regional areas of the country to expand or establish services under the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program, or NATSIFAC.
A study is looking at collaboration between indigenous art centres and aged care providers in remote parts of Australia in a project that could form the basis of a unique new application of consumer directed care.
Establishing a code of practice, pay and conditions, and better recognising personal care workers are among the issues that sector stakeholders have raised with workforce taskforce, says chair John Pollaers.
More than $3.7 million in new grants have been awarded to 18 providers of indigenous aged care in five states and the Northern Territory to provide practical assistance to improve their residents’ lives.
A major provider of aged care services in the outback is facing major staffing challenges.
The FRRR is providing grants of up to $10,000 for projects that will benefit older people in small rural communities.