Aged Care

Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce Online Survey Response to Survey Questions

An aged care workforce strategy matters because, if properly designed and executed, it will contribute to the capacity of aged care providers to attract and retain a sufficient supply of appropriately qualified and motivated employees to meet the increasingly complex care and support needs of Australia’s rapidly growing aged population.

Please follow this link to read the submission.

CHA Submission to House of Reps Inquiry into Quality of Care in Aged Care Homes - February 2017

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) represents the largest owner grouping of health and aged care services in Australia. The Catholic sector embraces 66 hospitals, eight dedicated hospices with palliative care services and over 550 aged care services.

Please follow this link to read the submission.

Aged Care Pre-Budget Submission 2018-19

Catholic Health Australia submits that a priority for the 2018-19 budget is the Government's response to the recommendations of the Legislated Review of Aged Care, a mid-term report by David Tune AO PSM on the implementation of the Living Longer Living Better (LLLB) package of the aged care reforms.

Please follow this link to read the submission.

Submission regarding an integrated care at home program to support older Australians

To assist with planning for the Government's intention to create a single home care and support program by combining home care packages and the Commonwealth Home Support Program, the Department issued the discussion paper, Future Reform - Towards an Integrated Care at Home Program, for public consultation. 

Please follow this link to read the submission.

Submission to ACFA in response to its discussion paper reviewing the Bond Guarantee Scheme

Catholic Health Australia's  (ACFA) discussion paper, The Protection of Residential Aged Care Lump Sum Payments, which reviews the Bond Guarantee Scheme and alternatives to it.

CHA recommends the continuation of the current Bond Guarantee Scheme, supported by appropriate prudential governance and reporting standards. It is a simple and cost effective means of protecting residents’ lump sum deposits and ensuring that the sector continues to have access to a vital source of capital.

Please follow this link to read the submission.

Pre-Budget 2017-18 Submission (Aged Care)

CHA's submission to Minister for Small Business Hon Michael McCormack MP, urging the Government to take action in its 2017-18 Budget to improve older Australians access to home care packages that match their assessed needs – to be achieved by stepping up the release of new home care places and assigning packages to individuals as prioritised by MyAgedCare.
 
Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Suzanne Greenwood, is disappointed that the Government’s policy to increase the overall target provision ratio to 125 operational aged care places per 1,000 people aged 70 and over by 2021-22 and increasing the target ratio for home care packages to 45, announced in the 2012-13 Budget, has seen little progression.
 
Please follow this link to read the submission.  

Submission to ACFA in response to Discussion Paper on the protection of residential aged care lump sum deposits

Catholic Health Australia's letter to the Chairman of the Aged Care Financing Authority (ACFA) in follow-up to a meeting and in response to its Discussion Paper on the protection of residential aged care lump sum deposits.

CHA recommends the continuation of the current Bond Guarantee Scheme, supported by prudential governance and reporting standards, as it is a simple and cost effective means of protecting residents’ lump sum deposits and ensuring that the sector continues to have access to a vital source of capital. 

Please follow this link to read the submission.

Submission to the Aged Care Legislated Review

As part of the changes to aged care announced in 2012, a comprehensive review was included in the Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Act 2013 (the Act). The Aged Care Legislated Review will look at the impact of the changes to date and where the system needs to be taken into the future.

Please follow this link to read the submission.

Submission to IPRT addressing draft report on NSW local government rating system

Catholic Health Australia's submission regarding the Independant Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal's (IPART) draft report on the New South Wales local government rating system. 

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Submission to Senate Standing Committees on Economics, re: Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016

Catholic Health Australia's submission to the Senate Standing Commitees on Ecnomics in response to the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016 makes recommendations with respect to Schdule 7 - Abolishing the Naitonal Health Performance Authority, Schedule 8 - Aged Care and Schedule 20 - Psychiatric Confinement.

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