New funding streams to ensure the viability of rural and remote aged care services are among the measures aged and community care providers would like to see in the forthcoming Budget.
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To address the unique challenges faced by organisations operating in rural and remote areas, a 20 per cent boost to the Viability Supplement was a headline measure in this year’s Federal Budget. AAA speaks to the chief executives of three rural and remote providers to discover what impact the funding will have on their services.
Anger over increases to NSW workers comp rate; NT’s new aged care provider; call to better investigate financial abuse; celebrating dementia carers at high tea event.
Reducing the growth rate for home support services will lead to a further rationing of services and impact people’s ability to remain in their home as they age, provider and consumer representatives have warned.
Australian Ageing Agenda’s round-up of reaction to the Federal Budget 2014-15 from aged care providers, consumer groups, policy experts and other aged care stakeholders.
After months of speculation, aged services stakeholders will finally see what the Federal Budget 2014-15 holds for the sector when it is handed down by the Treasurer Joe Hockey on Tuesday evening.
Aged care providers and the peak body have talked down a crisis in the Northern Territory following the announced closure of the Tracy Aged Care facility in Darwin.
Providers who have not yet begun planning for the shift to consumer directed care need to do so now, by collaborating with clients, the community and other providers, the ACSA national conference was told yesterday.
Blue Care has re-opened one multi-service redevelopment and announced three more community and respite centres are underway in Queensland.
Residents and workers in flood-affected Queensland and New South Wales begin the big clean up. Elsewhere the Australian Medical Association says Australia is poorly-prepared to cope with extreme weather-related health problems.
Ex-tropical cyclone Oswald has challenged Queensland service providers, just two years after the last damaging floods.
A couple has been able to stay together after moving into residential care despite their differing care requirements in time to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. Also celebrating, is aged care provider Blue Care, which turns 60 this year.
The first of six integrated communities planned by Blue Care in south-east Queensland has been officially opened for living.
Queensland’s aged care ‘icon’ isn’t waiting for the slow drip of aged care policy reform, choosing instead to unveil its own blueprint for a ‘flexible, appropriate, sustainable and seamless’ customer focused service model.