An innovative wellness program piloted in the Commonwealth Home Support Program is delivering positive results for both clients and staff.
The Federal Government has released a public discussion paper seeking sector feedback on the move to an integrated care at home program.
While pushing back the introduction of an integrated in-home care system is not ideal, it will give us an opportunity to put in place a more effective home care system for all, writes Jeremy McAuliffe.
The Federal Government’s proposed merger of the Commonwealth Home Support Program and home care packages has been pushed back until July 2020.
The Commonwealth should extend the Community Visitors Scheme to cover the Commonwealth Home Support Program and seniors waiting for a home care package, a government-commissioned review says.
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.
Commonwealth Home Support Program providers are being encouraged to take part in a national survey to provide feedback on the implementation of the government’s client contribution framework.
Many providers welcome the announcement as a significant step towards creating an integrated community aged care system but some say they are disappointed about a lack of sector consultation.
For the first time, nationally consistent guidelines have been introduced for the home delivered and centre-based meals sector under the Commonwealth Home Support Program.
Rebecca McIntosh says understanding Masuko Bunney’s life story and interests has helped deliver support that meets her needs.
An innovative trial in Western Australia has been piloting the concepts of client choice and control in the Home and Community Care program, including giving clients the option of engaging their own support worker
Just 43 per cent of Regional Assessment Service (RAS) assessors said they were satisfied with the quality and accuracy of the information they received from the My Aged Care contact centre, a national evaluation of My Aged Care has found.
Home modifications produce improved outcomes when they are embedded in a reablement approach and focus on early intervention, a new review finds.
The Federal Government has opened the competitive selection process for up to $115 million in Commonwealth Home Support Program growth funding over two years.