Provider peak bodies have reiterated their concerns for the aged care sector following the release of the Government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook.
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Seven organisations representing aged care providers have come together to call on the Federal Government to address the sector’s urgent funding and accessibility issues in the December mini-budget.
National peak and advocacy organisations representing aged care and culturally diverse consumers are the latest recipients of aged care funding in the Morrison Government’s post-budget cash splash.
Not-for-profit provider peak bodies have been allocated almost $2 million to lead two workforce strategy projects targeting the aged care workforce in rural and remote Australia, the government has announced.
Regulations need to allow for greater consumer choice in residential aged care so the industry can provide individualised care, the aged care royal commission has heard.
Former Benetas chairman John McKenzie has joined a group of other Australians honoured for their contribution to the community and the aged care sector this Australia Day.
The long-running debate over the role of government in helping to establish an aged care workforce strategy has been resolved with the Budget announcement of funding for a new taskforce.
Provider groups tell the government’s review into aged care reform that accommodation prices should be determined by the market and they call for the role of the pricing commissioner to be reviewed and possibly abolished.
A lack of data around unmet demand for aged care services, the failings of My Aged Care and the need for a sector workforce strategy are among the key issues stakeholders have raised with the government’s review into the aged care reforms, submissions show.
Claerwen Little to take on national director role at UnitingCare; Leading Age Services Australia appoints state managers in Victoria and Queensland.
Providers and peak bodies respond to Wednesday’s surprise announcement from Sussan Ley that she has been appointed Minister for Aged Care.