Aged care stakeholders are calling on all candidates to make a significant financial commitment to aged care in the upcoming federal election.
Aged care peaks welcome the initiatives announced in last night’s federal budget but say it is a missed opportunity to address the urgent issues in the aged care sector.
The federal budget has got a lukewarm response from aged care providers who have welcomed cash to improve the quality of the home care system but say the government has failed to address the ongoing problem of home care wait times.
Consumers on interim packages are dying or ending up in residential facilities before getting their appropriate care, according to a survey of home care providers.
COTA Australia has raised concerns over the additional time providers have been given to implement the new single charter of rights and is urging organisations to set themselves an earlier deadline.
LASA has launched its campaign for the 2019 federal election calling for legislated maximum home care wait times to fix the “human tragedy in home care”.
Aged care providers can hire overseas workers to support older Australians from multicultural backgrounds under a new initiative announced by the Federal Government.
The aged care royal commissioners already seem to be forming a view that the sector is complacent about change, and providers need to dispel that perception by being open and upfront, an industry conference has heard.
LASA is launching an online tool to help home and residential aged care providers transition to the new quality standards which come into force this year.
The royal commission has asked aged care provider peak Leading Age Services Australia about its record on advocating in the interests of residents.
Queensland-based residential aged care and retirement living providers have until the end of March to complete the first stage of a three-step process ensuring their buildings are not affected by combustible cladding.
The Federal Government has announced residential aged care will receive an additional $320 million as part of its new $662 million package to support older Australians.
Peak industry body Leading Aged Care Services has called for measures to encourage Australians who are waiting for home care to use their home equity to pay for services in its budget submission.
A new interactive map has been launched to assist Australian aged care providers to identify where there is a high demand for workforce training programs in China.