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Provider scours nation in search of caring people to help seniors stay at home longer

Older Australians aren’t the only ones benefitting from remaining in their homes longer, now a national home care provider is offering 750 people the opportunity to earn extra dollars to care for them.

Self-managing in-home care keeps older Australians healthy and happy for longer: new research

New research has found that self-management of aged care packages can be a successful option for older Australians, because they pay lower fees and have more money to spend on services and support.

COTA’s independent Aged Care Navigator service taking the stress and struggle out of a complex system

Heralded a success in aiding older Australians and their carers navigate the complex and often confusing systems of aged care, COTA Victoria is expanding its Aged Care Navigator service to the Eastern Metropolitan areas of Melbourne, with the trial ongoing until December 2022. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Older Australians are already bamboozled by a complex home-care system. So why give them more of the same?

by Stephen Duckett and Hal Swerissen, Grattan Institute More than a million older Australians need care at home each year. More than 1000 agencies provide...

Practical policies required for better care at home: new Grattan report

The vast majority of Australians want to be cared for at home in their old age, yet home care is hard to get, confusing, and can be expensive, according to a new Grattan Institute report.

NARI says home care system in desperate need of comprehensive reform

Home care package funding will require full, systemic overhaul to ensure long term sustainability, according to a position statement released today from the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI).

Home care package providers must continue services during lockdown

In-home aged care services that are necessary for the health and safety of care recipients must continue to be delivered during periods of lockdown where it is safe to do so and in line with the relevant state or territory public health order, the health department says.

Home care waiting list falls to a year or less but further reform required

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) has welcomed Government estimates that maximum home care waits have fallen to a year or less, down from almost three years in 2018-19.

Nurse-led home blood transfusions continue healthcare trend

A trend from hospital to home-based care, accelerated during COVID-19, looks set to continue with the first evidence in Australia that regular blood transfusions can be safely performed in residential homes and aged care facilities.

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