Aged care peaks have welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s probe into the costs of providing residential aged care to people with varying needs, but have called for a more comprehensive look at aged care costs and funding.
The reforms to residential aged care payments have largely met its objectives, but there is evidence some providers are not allowing true choice of payment.
Aged care CEO and global ambassador Marcus Riley has shared Australia’s progress and brought back learnings for the sector.
More than $3.7 million in new grants have been awarded to 18 providers of indigenous aged care in five states and the Northern Territory to provide practical assistance to improve their residents’ lives.
The peak body representing Australian physiotherapists has urged the government to improve the choice and scope of physiotherapy services for aged care residents.
The challenge facing governments and providers is how fast planning laws can change to meet seniors’ wishes to age in place, says a leading expert on housing.
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.
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.
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 is seeking feedback to inform work on the new framework for delivering care to older Australians with diverse needs.
An independent authority with broad ranging powers will be created next year to oversee the $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme, the government announced in Tuesday’s budget.
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.
Many carers are struggling to access supports in their own right and report being worse off under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Carers Australia has told a Productivity Commission review.
The next generation of seniors will have worked hard to remain physically and mentally sharp, only to be confronted with ageism in social and aged care policy and practice, write Patricia Edgar and Don Edgar.