And now he is taking on the federal government over a feature of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) that means people with a disability who do not register with the scheme before the age of 65 are barred from funding under the scheme. Instead, they are at the mercy of the aged-care system.
The Aged Care Royal Commission wants younger people out of aged care but what are their accommodation options?
Currently there are more than 4,300 younger Australians living in an aged care facility; most of them are with disability. But the Aged Care Royal Commission says by 2025, no one under the age of 65 should be in these facilities. But to reach this target, there are calls for more accommodation options to be made available.
The Final Report calls for fundamental reform of the aged care system. Royal Commissioners Tony Pagone QC and Lynelle Briggs AO make 148 wide-ranging recommendations in their Report, which comprises 5 volumes. The report finds that the extent of substandard care in Australia’s aged care system reflects both poor quality on the part of some … Continued
The COVID-19 pandemic has been the greatest challenge Australia’s aged care sector has faced. Those who have suffered the most have been the residents, their families and aged care staff. The report is the result of a hearing of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety into the impact of COVID-19 on aged care, which was held in Sydney from 10 to 13 August 2020.
Tuesday’s federal budget will see $10 million in funding set aside to transition younger people living in aged care to age-appropriate accommodation.
This report finds that integrated models for care, health and housing that are embedded in the community are the most effective at empowering clients and carers to take a lead in meeting their own needs and preferences. Incorporating literature reviews on integrated care models and consultation with key experts and providers of integrated care in Australia, this research provides an overview and analysis of integrated models of care for older people, as they relate to health care, social care, and housing or accommodation in Australia.
Residents and workers in group homes for people with disabilities face “a looming emergency” due to lack of training in use of personal protective equipment and inadequate preparation to combat coronavirus infection. Outbreaks of COVID-19 similar to those in 87 Victorian aged care homes were likely in the disability care sector unless nurses were brought in for training, according to the director of the Disability Institute at the University of Melbourne, Professor Anne Kavanagh.
A free sign language interpreting service will soon be available for senior Australians who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing. “This comprehensive new sign language interpreting service will make our aged care system far more accessible for people who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing,” Minister Colbeck said. “It will ensure that these people can participate in the assessment, planning, and review of their care – something which may have been more difficult in the past.”
A new app backed by the NDIS has been developed to bring together those in need of care with workers searching for employment.
Lyn Bates is among hundreds of thousands of Australians with disabilities not covered by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold a hearing in Adelaide on the morning of Wednesday 4 March 2020 for the purpose of hearing submissions from Senior Counsel Assisting, Peter Gray QC, on aged care program redesign.
The complete transcript from Friday 21 February, 2020 hearing of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is now available to read.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has published the submission on the future of the aged care workforce made by Counsel Assisting at the Adelaide Hearing 3. You can read it now on the Royal Commission website.
Some crucial amendments to aged care legislation were introduced which would force nursing home to reveal how they spent their $20 billion of taxpayer funds each year — specifically, how much went to staff, food and “the amounts paid out to parent bodies”.
A bushfire survivor living with a disability who lost his home in a massive bushfire is backing calls for authorities to do more to help vulnerable people prepare for longer and more intense fire seasons.