A co-operative model could work well for rural and remote aged care providers, a former aged care CEO tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Aged care providers are concerned the sudden overhaul of the 457 visa scheme could negatively impact aged care recruitment, particularly in rural areas.
IRT plans new co-located care centre; Aveo unveils plans for major vertical retirement community; Darwin centre gets $15 million makeover; Juniper builds new service hub.
Clusters of universally designed communities serviced by home care providers and supported by assistive technologies could be a new model for aged services in rural and remote areas, says an executive who has explored international approaches.
From blunting demand for residential aged care to increasing the use of telehealth, different approaches are being taken by providers to ensure the long-term viability of rural and remote services.
Some 7,000 older Home Care Packages recipients are among those who will benefit from changes to the remoteness classification within the aged care viability supplement, the Federal Government announced in this week’s budget.
The aged care viability supplement’s remoteness classification will be updated and brought into line with other health programs in a bid to target areas of greatest need more effectively, the Federal Government announced in last night’s budget.
The Minister for Aged Care Sussan Ley has confirmed that the government will assist the industry in the development of an aged care workforce strategy.
Expensive and inadequate internet and mobile phone services hinder technology take up and further impact on the financial performance of rural and remote aged care providers already burdened with higher cost pressures, according to the Aged Care Financing Authority.
Rural aged care providers say they are effectively competing with the government Multi-Purpose Service, which are funded to provide care in communities lacking services.
Aged care providers operating in rural and remote areas face extra challenges in their financial operations with higher cost pressures and lower financial results, according to the Aged Care Financing Authority.
Aged care providers operating in rural and remote areas are facing increased competition from Multi-Purpose Services, which has been exacerbated by a recent Commonwealth funding boost, a state peak body says.
The provision of aged care in rural and remote Australia has received a $5.79 million boost, with the Federal Government today announcing extra funding for 17 multi-purpose services in Queensland, NSW and Victoria.
Myriad social and economic issues in rural and remote areas are combining to seriously challenge aged care service provision, which providers say needs to be reflected in better policy.