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Discontent on pay continues

Workforce is gearing up to be the main point of difference for the major players in coordinating a response to the PC draft The National Aged Care Alliance (NACA), representing a coalition of unions, providers and consumers has agreed to ...

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One stop shop

Mixed feeling over PC’s recommendation for single body responsible for information, assessment and referral. Providers appear at odds over the Australian Seniors Gateway Agency, the proposed single body that would be responsible for providing information, assessment, care coordination and carer ...

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Leave it to the market?

Relaxing the regulatory controls on supply of licences and moving to a market-driven model means competition will increase No more ACAR, says the Productivity Commission. Instead of the government controlling the supply of beds and packages, the system should shift ...

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Making it happen

As well as discussing the finer points of the PC report, the industry is considering the implementation process Given the sheer scale of reform proposed by the Productivity Commission, it was inevitable that discussion would soon shift to implementation. Some ...

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‘A bureaucratic nightmare’

WA Labor leader complains about mum’s aged care. Megan Stoyles reports. Eric Ripper, Labor Opposition leader in Western Australia, has taken to blogging about his mother’s unhappy residential aged care experience. He has railed against the regulations standing in the ...

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Fear of the unknown?

Latest canvass of public views on aged care important for how industry responds to reform process. Megan Stoyles reports. Australians – especially those over 65 years of age – fear the availability, cost and quality of aged care services, especially ...

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ACAR includes gay packages

First community aged care packages specifically for gay seniors are a turning point in aged care, experts say. Megan Stoyles reports. The Australian Government and community care provider Care Connect have taken an important first step in recognising and meeting ...

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