News tagged with Aged Care Reforms

COTA Australia: 5 urgent fixes needed in aged care right now

Australia’s peak advocacy body for older Australians COTA Australia today outlined the five priority fixes that need to occur in the near future to address well documented failures in aged care while the Royal Commission into aged care is conducting further investigation into the sector.

COTA Chief Executive, Ian Yates said Keep fixing Australia’s aged care system sets out urgent actions the Government must implement in tandem with the Royal Commission if it is serious about aged care reform.

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 ACCC resources for consumers accessing aged care

After advocating for greater information on Australian Consumer Law in aged care and working with the  Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on the project to develop them, we are excited  to announce the ACCC Home care – know your consumer rights and Home care services – Know your business rights and obligations under the competition and consumer law brochures are set to be released on 16 July.

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Assuring equity of access and quality outcomes for older ATSI peoples

The Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) through its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group (ATSIAAG), has released a landmark report, Assuring equity of access and quality outcomes for older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: What needs to be done.

This report summarises the proceedings and outcomes of the 5th National Workshop of the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group (ATSIAAG), held in Perth on 7 November 2017.

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Tools to help providers review policies on client decision-making 

The Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre has launched a new resource for aged care providers to develop policy and processes on supported decision-making.

Supported decision-making aims to assist people stay involved in decision-making about their healthcare and lifestyle.

Download the resources here.

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Aged Care Roadshow – Free Info SessionJune 26 -

 

Would you like to know more about Aged Care and how to access Government Funded Aged Care Services?

Any member of the public who would like more information about Aged Care options is welcome.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
• Access to Aged Care Services
• My Aged Care
• Types of Commonwealth funded aged care services available
• Your rights and responsibilities

*MORNING TEA PROVIDED

BOOKINGS REQUIRED For seating and catering purposes please RSVP via email at QLDACRoadshow@health.gov.au or phone (07) 3360 … Read the rest

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Aged Care Roadshow – Info ForumJune 26 -

An Australian Government Presentation for Aged Care Service Providers and Health Professionals

Topics Include:
• My Aged Care
• Aged Care Reforms
• Aged Care Complaints

BOOKINGS REQUIRED For seating and catering purposes please RSVP via email at
QLDACRoadshow@health.gov.au or phone (07) 3360 2800 with the following
information – organisation, contact name and number of people attending.

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Enhancing consumer engagement – workshops for aged care services

The Quality Agency is partnering with COTA Queensland to conduct industry-focused workshops on developing and enhancing consumer engagement practices in line with the new aged care quality standards. ...

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On the queue for home care?

As part of the recent My Aged Care system changes, the Federal Government will start sending ‘readiness’ letters to people who are waiting on the national queue for a Home Care Package.  This letter is targeted at those people who have been assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) as eligible to receive a home care package, but are waiting for a Home Care Package to become available.

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Caring for Indigenous Australians in residential aged care

The Australian Government Department of Health has engaged the Aged Care Channel to develop an educational program about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People receiving aged care services.

The program uses storytelling and interviews to explain how to:

  • recognise and respond to cultural needs
  • provide culturally appropriate support.

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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse action plan

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The Aged Care Sector Committee Diversity Sub-group is developing an action plan to address the specific barriers and challenges faced by older people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse groups when accessing aged care.

The action plan will sit under the Aged Care Diversity Framework, launched by the Hon Ken Wyatt, Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, in December last year.

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