The rollout of 10,000 new home care packages flagged in December will begin this week, the federal government says.
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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.
Amid increasing attention on unspent funds in home care packages, the latest StewartBrown industry benchmarking data shows average amounts continue to increase.
Nurses should make up half of the care workforce in residential aged care facilities according to first-of-its-kind research into staffing levels and skill mix released today.
Contrary to media reports of big profits for providers, the rate of increase to the costs of care is greater than the increased ACFI subsidies being received, while the current accommodation results are not financially sustainable, writes Grant Corderoy.
With providers and consumers getting used to the 1 July changes, analysts are determining the new lay of the land in aged care finances. Ruth Callaghan reports.
In the consumer-led aged services environment, reputation will “make or break” aged care organisations, a leading management consultant has said.
Stewart Brown analysed factors affecting the profitability of aged care facilities and, when it came to the age of the building, discovered there was a pattern to average profitability.
The former government’s decision to freeze ACFI rates has hit all Australian aged care providers including those in the top 25 per cent, new figures show.
The results from the latest Stewart Brown benchmarking survey show modest improvements in the last year.
The Stewart Brown Partner will move to corporate services role with a church group in NSW.
SBBS is preparing its 13th annual Executive Remuneration Review for aged care.
Prices for electricity and gas in residential aged care are no longer “fixed”.
Aged care providers are spending more and more on gas and electricity, according to the latest Stewart Brown survey.