The Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt has announced an additional $8 million in funding for 232 meals providers through the Commonwealth Home Support Program.
Community Care Review
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 rise of online care worker platforms and increased levels of self-management mean providers should take steps to minimise the risk of clients overspending their home care budgets, write Solomon Miller, Anita Courtney and Sophie Bolzonello.
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.
Mental health charity beyondblue has launched a practical guide for health services to introduce a workplace mental health strategy within their organisations.
Covering topics such as transforming the roles of home care workers to decision-making rights for people with disability, here’s our pick of the latest books to put on your bookshelf.
The latest clinical guidelines for stroke management are now available covering the continuum of stroke care from acute to community-based support.
Deakin University has developed a free online course for care workers and health professionals on the benefits of implementing a partnership model in the care of older people.
Community gardens such as those involved in the DIGnity project in Tasmania are proving to be fertile ground for social inclusion.
A new survey has highlighted the social isolation and stigma felt by people with dementia and their informal carers.
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.