Consumer-focused reforms are demanding new workforce skill sets and service models, provider CEO Cheryl De Zilwa tells Community Care Review.
The Department of Health has not met its July deadline for the release of data on the new national queue for home care, a key transparency measure of the government’s home care reforms.
More than half of home care providers are charging consumers less than the maximum basic daily fee amount and 22 per cent are waiving the fee altogether, a new survey finds.
The number of home care providers has grown by 40 per cent in the last financial year as new entrants flood the deregulated marketplace, new figures reveal.
A first-of-its kind project exploring the role of remote community art centres in connecting Aboriginal people to aged care services and the development of a culturally sensitive home care service are among the community care projects to share in $34 million in government funding.
The Federal Government has released a public discussion paper seeking sector feedback on the move to an integrated care at home program.
Some 23 per cent of complaints to the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner now relate to home and community-based care services, up eight per cent since 2015, the latest data shows.
Just one in four providers say they have received new clients in the first two months of the government’s revamped home care system, survey shows.
The Department of Health is reviewing the letters sent to consumers as survey shows a significant proportion of older people are confused about how to access their package.
Consumers and community care providers say government needs to ramp up information and support for navigating home care amid concerns packages aren’t being taken up.
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 government has known for two years that it needs to invest significantly in additional level four packages but has instead sat on its hands, writes Julie Collins.
The Department of Health has released new resources to support advance care planning and navigating My Aged Care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) seniors.
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.