Changes to Australia's aged care system due to be implemented over the next three months will give older Australians greater choice in deciding what type of care or accommodation best suits their needs, the nation's largest network of aged care services said today.
Responding to today's speech of the Assistant Minister for Social Services Mitch Fifield to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia in Melbourne, Catholic Health Australia said successful implementation of current reforms should lead the way for more changes to occur.
Nominations are open for the 2014 Catholic Health Australia awards, to be presented at August's national conference in Brisbane. There are now five categories for the awards: Nurse of the Year, Emerging Leader, Leadership in Positive Ageing, Outreach Health Care and Excellence in Pastoral Care. The awards are sponsored by Catholic Super. Nominations can be submitted using this interactive form. Nominations close June 30.
CHA MEMBER BRIEFINGS
CEO Martin Laverty will conduct five CHA member briefings in May. Topics to be covered include the Federal Budget, the National Commission of Audit, the abolition of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, the five-year Aged Care Agreement and an update on the Pathways project, launched last year to help Catholic services maintain their identity and fidelity to the mission of Catholic health and aged care. The free briefings will be held in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne in the second half of May. Click here to register.