The economic measures announced in the federal government’s mid-year budget outlook are unlikely to improve the financial struggles many aged care providers are currently facing, according to an analysis of the fine print.
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Peak aged care industry body ACSA has called for almost $700 million to immediately be made available for residential care, ahead of the federal government’s mid year financial outlook.
A report has recommended reducing the number of respite days that aged care facilities are allowed to offer amid concerns that some people are using respite as a “try before you buy” system and crowding out those in genuine need.
Providing support to carers who are looking after older people with dementia doesn’t delay or prevent them going into residential aged care, a comprehensive analysis of recent research has found.
The revised residential care funding tool contains fewer and simplified questions, introduces a new therapy program for pain management and suggests external assessment options, the government-commissioned report released this week shows.
Residential aged care could look to home care for retention strategies as a new survey finds community workers are more satisfied.
The Commonwealth should extend the Community Visitors Scheme to cover the Commonwealth Home Support Program and seniors waiting for a home care package, a government-commissioned review says.
The aged care workforce census shows the residential sector has grown substantially, with current recruitment and retention approaches “working well.”
Can consumer directed care work in residential aged care? And what would it look like? Australian Ageing Agenda investigates.
The trend towards more aged care delivered in the home will only marginally dampen long-term demand for residential services as care needs increase and the number of informal carers falls, according to a new industry report.
Victoria’s WorkSafe office today commences a statewide blitz on the State’s eight highest claiming sectors and residential care is third in the firing line.
An AIHW report shows strong growth in the number of places but occupancy rates are falling.
The government must remember its commitment to social inclusion, says a NSW charitable organisation.
The AIHW has released data on the pathways taken by older people following an ACAT assessment