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.
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.
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.
An innovative wellness program piloted in the Commonwealth Home Support Program is delivering positive results for both clients and staff.
The Federal Government has released a public discussion paper seeking sector feedback on the move to an integrated care at home program.
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’s proposed merger of the Commonwealth Home Support Program and home care packages has been pushed back until July 2020.
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.
The Department of Health has commissioned consultancy firm Nous Group to examine the adoption of wellness and reablement in all government-funded home care programs.
Commonwealth Home Support Program providers are being encouraged to take part in a national survey to provide feedback on the implementation of the government’s client contribution framework.
Many providers welcome the announcement as a significant step towards creating an integrated community aged care system but some say they are disappointed about a lack of sector consultation.
For the first time, nationally consistent guidelines have been introduced for the home delivered and centre-based meals sector under the Commonwealth Home Support Program.
Rebecca McIntosh says understanding Masuko Bunney’s life story and interests has helped deliver support that meets her needs.