Provider and consumer peaks are urging the Federal Government to consider the recommendations of the Tune Review as a whole and avoid picking individual proposals to implement.
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.
The Coalition Government has ruled out including the full value of an older person’s home in the means test for residential care and abolishing annual and lifetime caps on user contributions from among the recommendations in the aged care reform review.
Aged care peaks have welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s probe into the costs of providing residential aged care to people with varying needs, but have called for a more comprehensive look at aged care costs and funding.
A co-operative model could work well for rural and remote aged care providers, a former aged care CEO tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
More than $3.7 million in new grants have been awarded to 18 providers of indigenous aged care in five states and the Northern Territory to provide practical assistance to improve their residents’ lives.
The network of nine state-based agencies that provide advocacy to older people receiving or seeking aged care has been appointed to run the commonwealth’s new national program.
Seniors and legal centres call for government to enact new elder abuse recommendations while aged care providers say report will inform ongoing reviews.
Aged care’s new technology roadmap has been welcomed by government and the opposition for its potential to integrate into the ongoing reform process.
Just four years after selling all its bed licenses retirement village operator Lendlease has returned to aged care with a bang, picking up the largest individual share of the 10,000 new places.
There are fresh calls for a coordinated national falls prevention strategy in light of new figures showing falls accounted for the vast majority of premature deaths in aged care.
Consumers and community care providers say government needs to ramp up information and support for navigating home care amid concerns packages aren’t being taken up.
Residential aged care facilities could be a key beneficiary of Australia’s new e-health system, so why aren’t more engaging?
Aged care peaks welcome stable funding for the sector saying stakeholders now have certainty as they work through numerous ongoing reviews ahead of next stages of reform.