The new mandatory wellness report for Commonwealth Home Support Program providers will not be “burdensome” for organisations and will establish an industry baseline to measure sector progress, the Department of Health has said
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Resistance from consumers and a lack of financial incentives are some of the major barriers facing the widespread adoption of wellness and reablement approaches in the home care sector, a national review has found.
The Federal Government will release an extra 14,000 high-level home care packages over four years in a bid to address growing demand for home care.
Commonwealth Home Support Program providers will be required to submit an annual wellness report under new funding conditions detailed by the Department of Health this week.
Introducing a new care approach in residential services requires a cultural change training program that is backed by new processes, a provider will tell a best-practice forum on wellness.
With numerous reviews, inquiries and changes slated for 2018, AAA presents a helpful guide to navigating the aged care year ahead.
Some 6 per cent or 50,000 aged care clients access more than five Commonwealth Home Support Program services, unpublished data from the Department of Health shows.
Using tools to measure client and carer outcomes improves goal setting and encourages more meaningful conversations with service users, a pilot project evaluating the active service model in Victoria has found.
Aged care providers, allied health professionals and researchers are gearing up to discuss the latest evidence and practice in wellness, reablement and restorative care at next week’s Active Ageing Conference.
From traversing high ropes to stand-up paddle boarding, older people are open to and benefit from trying new and challenging physical activities, a leading researcher will tell next week’s Active Ageing Conference.
A wellness and reablement initiative and a nurse practitioner model for palliative care have been named as the inaugural winners of the National Innovation and Excellence in Aged Care awards.
An innovative wellness program piloted in the Commonwealth Home Support Program is delivering positive results for both clients and staff.
The Department of Health has commissioned consultancy firm Nous Group to examine the adoption of wellness and reablement in all government-funded home care programs.
CLOSING ON FRIDAY: Aged care providers and professionals are encouraged to submit presentations for the Active Ageing Conference 2017, exploring wellness, reablement and restorative care.