The Department of Health is seeking residential aged care providers to trial a new assessment framework for residential aged care funding.
The assessment and funding model proposed by the University of Wollongong recommends residents be grouped by 13 payment classes and that facilities not be advised of a resident’s class until after they are in care.
Researchers are working with Meals on Wheels to find ways of boosting the energy and protein intake of customers.
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Early results of the national study looking at the drivers of residential aged care costs support the view that costs are driven by care burden rather than medical diagnoses, the lead researcher tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
The Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration has launched a new essentials online course for managers and clinicians to support their knowledge and implementation of the program and its tools.
Leading aged and community care researchers have highlighted serious shortcomings in department-commissioned research into the government’s home care changes.
With numerous reviews, inquiries and changes slated for 2018, AAA presents a helpful guide to navigating the aged care year ahead.
The shift to increased client control in home care risks pushing family carers to the background, writes Cathy Duncan.
Palliative care and therapy incentives are among the items in the Aged Care Funding Instrument being scrutinised by a government-commissioned project to refine the tool.
There are growing calls for government to deliver a sustainable funding system following the release of the review into the Aged Care Funding Instrument, while the minister says he’ll now begin consultations.
The Aged Care Funding Instrument should be dumped and a “blended payment” model with activity-based funding implemented in residential care, the government-commissioned report into ACFI has found.
Two new resources aimed at improving the delivery and navigation of respite services for people living with dementia are now available.
Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt has this morning released the highly-anticipated report into alternatives to the troubled Aged Care Funding Instrument.