Without the viability supplement, most indigenous and indigenous-focused residential aged care providers would run at a loss, a national audit has found.
The government will next week release a key review into Australia’s laws protecting older people from abuse that could see sweeping changes to mandatory reporting of alleged assaults in aged care.
The government has launched a campaign to raise awareness of My Aged Care amid ongoing confusion among seniors about the latest reforms.
Alzheimer’s Australia says the World Health Organization’s international agreement this week highlights need for the Federal Government to adopt a national dementia strategy.
Providers should contribute to costs of any scheme guaranteeing lump sum accommodation payments if the benefit exceeds the cost, says the Aged Care Financing Authority.
Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt has heard from experts about how to address the current exclusion of residents from subsidised psychological services but there is no timeline for action, department officials say.
Just four years after selling all its bed licenses retirement village operator Lendlease has returned to aged care with a bang, picking up the largest individual share of the 10,000 new places.
The Federal Government will today detail the latest allocation of beds under the 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round providing almost 10,000 new aged care places.
The Department of Health has said 22,000 home care packages have been released under the new system and it will release detailed data in July on how it’s performing.
Veteran public administrator Kate Carnell and international healthcare quality expert Professor Ron Paterson will examine the national aged care quality regulatory processes.
Aged care peaks welcome stable funding for the sector saying stakeholders now have certainty as they work through numerous ongoing reviews ahead of next stages of reform.
The My Aged Care platform will get a $3.1 million funding boost in 2017-18 to improve ICT system performance and efficiency, the government announced in last night’s budget.
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.
Stakeholders say a new review must tackle shortcomings in aged care accreditation that allow poor operators to effectively game the system.