The experiences of older people who are childless are being overlooked in aged care policy and planning despite their growing numbers, says sociologist Cassie Curryer.
The new CEO of the National Disability Insurance Agency has announced on Wednesday it will ditch phone-based planning and introduce in person plan development for all participants.
Limited data on the Commonwealth Home Support Program is hindering the sector’s understanding of the largest part of the aged care system, sector leaders have told a national aged care conference.
Complaints about community aged care account for a growing share of concerns received by the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner, new data shows.
Many older people and their families say they feel confused and overwhelmed by reforms taking place in aged care and are sceptical they can deliver on the promise of increased consumer choice and control, a large-scale qualitative study has found.
The independent review of the Living Longer Living Better reforms has handed down a series of recommendations for the home care system designed to change the mix of packages and increase the collection of consumer contributions.
Providers, sector peaks and academics have expressed concern over the 89,000-long wait list for home care and urged the Federal Government to take further action to address the long-running problem.
Nearly 90,000 older Australians approved for a home care package are unable to access the care they need, the first-ever data on unmet consumer demand for packages has revealed.
The head of ECH, a large community aged care provider in South Australia, has delivered a damning critique of the pursuit of consumer-driven, market-based models in aged care.
Industry peak body Leading Age Services Australia is calling on the Federal Government to address a series of significant implementation issues arising from the latest home care reforms.
Community gardens such as those involved in the DIGnity project in Tasmania are proving to be fertile ground for social inclusion.
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.
Consumer-focused reforms are demanding new workforce skill sets and service models, provider CEO Cheryl De Zilwa tells Community Care Review.
Australia has the potential to lead the world in embedding a reablement approach in aged care policy and practice, Churchill fellow will tell the Active Ageing Conference this month.