Immediate and sustainable long-term funding for aged care topped the list of issues at an industry event in Sydney this week.
From dog grooming to roof repairs, providers are receiving a wide range of consumer requests for home care spending.
Aged care peak bodies have jointly called for an urgent funding boost for the residential aged sector following the release of new data this week that shows an increase in the number of facilities running at a loss.
Aged care has been a hot-button topic in the lead-up to this weekend’s state election in South Australia.
Seniors and aged care providers say the government must act on systemic failures in regulatory oversight and study role of quality agency following Senate report.
A program that provides client-centred support to residents and a service boosting the health and wellbeing of family carers are among the initiatives recognised in industry awards.
Industry peak Leading Age Services Australia is proposing the government consider utilising unspent home care funds – estimated to be in excess of $200 million – to help alleviate the urgent need for additional packages.
Palliative Care Victoria has raised concerns for the aged care sector over the passing of voluntary euthanasia legislation in Victoria, the first state in Australia to do so, as sector peaks and providers prepare their responses.
Every three seconds another person in China turns 65, making it the fastest ageing population in the world, the inaugural Australia-China Aged Care Industry Development Forum heard on Monday.
Comprehensive unannounced audits will replace planned accreditation visits in residential aged care facilities, Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt has announced.
Limited data on the Commonwealth Home Support Program is hindering the sector’s understanding of the largest part of the aged care system, sector leaders have told a national aged care conference.
A national innovation network for Australia’s aged care industry has been launched this week.
Consumer directed residential care is practically challenging to implement and cannot happen until consumers are educated about the value of services and subsidies, a national aged care conference has heard this week.
The Coalition Government has ruled out including the full value of an older person’s home in the means test for residential care and abolishing annual and lifetime caps on user contributions from among the recommendations in the aged care reform review.