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.
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 aged care workforce census shows the residential sector has grown substantially, with current recruitment and retention approaches “working well.”
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission is to provide advice to the government on the issue of fees and financial arrangements in aged care, as concerns mount over recent changes.
From the introduction of portable home care packages to new data being captured on My Aged Care, major new changes in home care were implemented this week. Here’s our recap on what you need to know.
Some existing clients have not been assigned a home care package following the updates to My Aged Care over the weekend, as the department confirms manual data work is underway to fix the issues.
My Aged Care will be offline for 65 hours from 3pm today for a major system upgrade to support the landmark home care reforms that come into effect on Monday.
A reluctance among older consumers to change their care arrangements or ask for additional services, coupled with poor advocacy from providers, has hampered the impact of consumer directed care, a government evaluation shows.
The home care system in the UK is in a “critical condition” as it faces acute workforce and funding pressures, according to a damning new report that local experts say has lessons for Australia.
The Commonwealth Government has released a discussion paper on the proposed changes to aged care legislation to increase choice for consumers in home care and is hosting a webinar to inform aged care stakeholders.
Home Care Today, a CDC support project, is hosting a free webinar for aged care senior executives and board members on the changes to home care packages planned for February 2017.
The Department of Health has produced a series of short videos highlighting case studies of innovation and successful delivery of consumer directed care in the Home Care Packages Program.
Government reforms to be introduced from February 2017 in the home care sector will create a larger scale disruption than the impact of ridesharing application Uber on the taxi industry, a sector leader has told a Sydney conference.
The Federal Government’s national evaluation of consumer directed care has recommended trialling new approaches in home care for some special needs groups and strengthening the program’s focus on wellness and reablement.