Aged care providers are seeking an urgent explanation from the Federal Government following today’s 'extremely disappointing' announcement that subsidies paid by Government to providers to care for and support older Australians will increase by only 1.7 per cent during 2022-23.
ACCPA Interim CEO Paul Sadler has told Aged Care News that many providers could be forced out of the sector without Government funding that will allow them to meet the increasing costs of providing quality care and support. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has urged the new Federal Government to address some of the issues which have surfaced since the rollout and expansion of telehealth services in Australia.
For Giovanni Siano, owner and director of home care provider Home Instead, the short-notice from Government on the indexation rate expected for subsidies covering the 2022/2023 financial year is hugely problematic. He fears that without a clear idea how much additional funding will be available, older persons receiving care, as well as the workers supporting them, will suffer as providers conservatively brace for the new financial year. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
A new type of ‘Quality of Life’ assessment tool developed by Flinders University to provide contemporary and comprehensive measurement of elders' wellbeing, has been put to the test and passed with flying colours. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
Striking aged care workers are taking their fight direct to Southern Cross Care headquarters in Adelaide, the latest in a series of rolling stoppages. UWU's Carolyn Smith, says workers want to appeal to the provider’s executive team directly, but Southern Cross Care chief executive David Moran said it would be more appropriate for pressure to be applied on government, rather than individual providers. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
Economics experts from RMIT University say it’s high time for reforms to enable more equitable economic outcomes for Australian women. Data shows that 106,800 Australian women want to work but cannot due to childcare responsibilities, but many more are working part-time despite wishing to reengage full time with their careers. BIANCA ROBERTS reports