December 16, 2015

Rosie Lewis reporting for The Australian Aged-care providers caught making repeated false claims for government subsidies will be slapped with new fines of more than $10,000 as the Coalition moves to crack down on rorters.

 

The government expects to save $61.9 million o...

December 11, 2015

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.

The Multi-Purpose Services (MPS) Programme is jointly f...

December 7, 2015

Australian Ageing Agenda's Natasha Egan: A 10-year aged care roadmap will be launched next year and service providers and technology vendors can help shape the development of a framework for further reform, a senior departmental bureaucrat has said.At the recent Inform...

December 7, 2015

The Advetiser:  Residential aged care provider Estia has purchased private business Kennedy Health Care Group as it moves towards its goal of having 10,000 beds by the 2020 financial year.

 

The company also upgraded its guidance for the current fiscal year, forecasting...

December 7, 2015

The Motley Fool's Mike King: Aged care providers were taken out the back by investors and given a beating today. Estia Health Ltd (ASX: EHE) saw its share price sink 6.4% to $7.17, Regis Healthcare Ltd (ASX: REG) saw its share price drop 6.3% to $5.63 and Japara Health...

December 7, 2015

Australian Ageing Agenda's Jackie Keast:  Australia’s “fragmented” healthcare system may hinder the adoption of the integrated models of care for older people working successfully overseas, a global health expert has said.Chairman of KPMG Global Health Practice, Mark B...

December 7, 2015

smh.com.au, Judith Ireland: A looming shortfall in Australia's aged care sector has prompted a Senate inquiry into the future of the workforce.There are currently about 350,000 people working in the aged care sector. But with the rapidly ageing population, it is estima...

December 4, 2015

Australian Ageing Agenda's Linda Belardi:  Government reforms to the home care sector to be introduced from February 2017 will create a more significant and larger scale disruption than the impact ridesharing application Uber is having on the taxi industry, the CEO of...

December 4, 2015

Australian Ageing Agenda's Darragh O'Keeffe: Poor public awareness about the aged care reforms has affected the implementation of the changes and impeded seniors’ capacity to make informed decisions, a Productivity Commission report concludes.A survey of 1,524 Australi...

December 3, 2015

The Australian's Sean Parnell: Australians increasingly view ­residential aged care as an end-of-life option and regulatory reform is needed to help home-care providers and retirement villages adapt to the trend.

 

A Productivity Commission report out today finds red tap...

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