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.
An innovative wellness program piloted in the Commonwealth Home Support Program is delivering positive results for both clients and staff.
A young entrepreneur has founded a social enterprise with a mission to help tackle two major social problems at once – high youth unemployment and social isolation among older people.
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.
Health department should review the impact of consumer directed care on pay and working conditions in home care and on particular client groups, says Senate inquiry.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is unlikely to have enough providers and workers to deliver the full rollout of the $22 billion initiative without further policy intervention, a Productivity Commission report warns
Some indigenous seniors, particularly those living in remote areas, face challenges in accessing My Aged Care which risks reducing take-up of services.
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.
The Department of Health has required state and territory governments to demonstrate how they will improve the performance of their Aged Care Assessment Teams amid concerns over assessment delays.