The federal government has pledged to get all young people with disability out of the residential aged care system within four years.
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Aged care providers have been asked what changes could be made to improve the relationship between the aged care system and disability services as part of the royal commission’s exploration of young people in residential care.
It is important for aged care providers and facility staff to understand how they can support young residents with disability to connect to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, writes Luke Bo’sher.
Governments have committed an extra $11 billion annually to the NDIS but unless action is taken many young people living in aged care will miss out on the scheme, writes Luke Bo’sher.
Most of Australia’s 6,000 young people living in residential aged care will miss out on the National Disability Insurance Scheme as many lack the skills, advocacy and support networks to access the scheme, a senate inquiry has been told.
The Liberal Senator who has initiated a Senate inquiry into the issue of young people with disabilities living in aged care says she hopes it will give younger people and their families a voice.
Along with 12 other young people, Kirrily Hayward is living in a Victorian aged care facility due to a lack of supported accommodation for young people with high care needs in her region. She tells Linda Belardi she hopes the NDIS will support her to be able to live independently again.
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New projections show the National Disability Insurance Scheme won’t meet the needs of young people with disabilities living in residential aged care without considerable additional funding.
Young people who live in residential aged care can improve their quality of life by moving out and into more age-appropriate accomodation, a new report has found.
After five years and a bucketload of money, the Younger People in Residential Aged Care Program (YPIRAC) has greatly improved some lives, but not as many as originally intended.
A new report has found that young people living in aged care are amoung the most socially isolated in the entire country.