This is a sad day for the wider aged care community. Aged care staff are devoted to their work and our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased resident. We also hope the affected aged care staff member makes a full recovery and there are no more outbreaks in this home.
Older Australians who can afford it should be paying more for their aged care, says peak body Catholic Health Australia (CHA).
CHA says means testing could help fix the aged care funding crisis and provide urgently needed funds.
The peak body for not-for-profit aged care says the Morrison Government must provide urgent funding to help NSW’s care sector, which has reached crisis point and has the second highest number of homes facing closure across the nation.
Australia’s largest grouping of not-for-profit of aged care services has welcomed a $50 million government grant to help homes experiencing financial hardship.
The new Business Improvement Fund (BIF) will be available to the most under-threat aged care homes, allowing them to restructure or upgrade their operations.
Private health insurance does need reform but ditching the community rating system will send premiums soaring for older Australians, says Catholic Health Australia (CHA), the largest grouping of not-for-profit health and aged care services in Australia.
Australia's largest provider of residential aged care says the Federal Government's piecemeal approach to home care packages fails to address the full extent of a very real problem highlighted by the Royal Commission as a high priority.
Catholic Health Australia, the peak body representing Australian Catholic non-profit hospitals, has today warned the recommendations of a new Grattan Institute report risks driving up premiums for older Australians by removing community ratings for those under the age of 55.
Catholic Health Australia, the peak body representing Australian Catholic non-profit hospitals, has today warned the recommendations of a new Grattan Institute report into 'saving private health' would negatively affect the care of millions of Australian patients.
The Federal Government’s funding announcement of $537 million for the aged care sector is a welcome start to addressing the issues raised by the royal commission, says Catholic Health Australia (CHA).
On the 2 October 2019, the Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck, asked the Aged Care Financing Authority (ACFA) to examine the potential financial impact on home care providers of the Australian Government’s 2019-20 Budget measure to improve the way home care providers are paid Government subsidy and provide advice to him by 13 December 2019.