November 30, 2016

An innovative trial in Western Australia has been piloting the concepts of client choice and control in the Home and Community Care program, including giving clients the option of engaging their own support worker. Linda Belardi reports.

With consumer directed care now...

November 30, 2016

The Victorian Government will introduce an independent registration and accreditation scheme for disability workers, becoming the first jurisdiction in the country to commit to the regulatory regime.

Labor Premier Daniel Andrews said the scheme would protect people with...

November 29, 2016

The Federal Government will invite 100 aged care providers to a special forum to share their views on the proposals for future reform of the sector put forward in the Aged Care Roadmap, Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care Ken Wyatt has toldAustralian Ageing Age...

November 17, 2016

From 27 February 2017 a home care package will be allocated to a consumer, allowing the consumer to direct funding for their home care package to the provider of their choice. This change gives consumers a greater degree of choice in their preferred provider, as well a...

November 17, 2016

Did you know there’s a change coming to Government funded Home Care? The Government is changing how aged care is delivered in Australia, working towards a system that aims to support and empower older Australians.

The new Home Care changes may seem complex and you may b...

November 16, 2016

As our study into the role and effects of regulation in aged and dementia care enters its final stages, some interesting findings are emerging, write Ashley Carr and Professor Simon Biggs.

Amid concerns that the regulation of care stifles creativity and innovation or th...

November 15, 2016

This is a great summary of how the Residential and CDC Home Care Payment Statements and payments work.

Of particular interest was the following comment by one of the DHS speakers that providers can only use the DHS letters on individual client Fees and Charges to alter...

November 14, 2016

I read a study from the UK that was completed over a decade ago that counties that had local doctors who prescribed less antibiotics had less hospital admissions for related illnesses. The assumption was the people and the bugs had less resistance in those counties.  I...

November 11, 2016

Australia’s not-for-profit aged care peak bodies have outlined nine principles that should underpin the new financial model being developed as an alternative to the existing Aged Care Funding Instrument.

As Australian Ageing Agenda reported last month, the Department of...

How often do you burn the toast? I don't mean overcook it a bit, I mean put the toast in so long smoke starts coming out of the slots.

It's happened once or twice to all of us. Maybe you left the dial up too high; maybe the toast wasn't quite done, so you put it in for...

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Fair Work Australia has temporarily added special Pandemic Leave clauses to the following Modern Awards:

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