Australia’s aged care system is undergoing significant change, but is still governed by an act more than 25 years old. Can the government meet its mid-year deadline for the next round of reforms?
Publicly funded primary and home care should be accessible to all older adults, regardless of where they live.
An accurate prediction of survival can enable earlier conversations about preferences and wishes at the end of life, and earlier introduction of palliative care.
While both nursing homes and home care impose financial burdens, their differing structures can influence how older Canadians save money.
One proposal to fund the rising costs of aged care is a Medicare-style levy. However, this seemingly neat solution isn’t the answer to our aged care funding problems. Here’s why.
Aged care is one of the government’s biggest ongoing funding challenges. But for a sustainable system, we need to ensure everyone is paying their fair share. Here’s how to make it more equitable.
The introduction of ‘care apps’ has been sold as improving efficiency and even pay rates for homecare providers. But a new study suggests it may only be exacerbating existing problems in the industry.
Only a fraction of aged care homes currently have staffing levels above the new minimum ratios that will be mandatory from next year.
When political candidates talk about their long-term care proposals, let’s remember there isn’t much point unless we recruit and adequately compensate enough workers to care for our loved ones.
We must support disabled people’s call to abolish long-term care and develop a national home care, palliative care and pharmacare system that funds and prioritizes their desire to live in communities.
Australia needs a new home-care model – one that provides much more personalised support to help older people get the services they need and that manages local service systems for them.
A study shows the COVID-19 pandemic has made Canadians fear sub-standard and dangerous living conditions in nursing homes. They want home care, and tax policies that will support it.
Three experts explain a few aspects of American infrastructure that desperately need investment.
President Biden wants to use his $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan to shore up child and home care. A scholar explains why that kind of care is just as critical as roads and bridges.
Disappointingly, however, this report gives the government room to pick and choose recommendations as the cabinet likes.
Canadians are living longer, but are they living well? The challenges to aging well go beyond the problems in long-term care. Substantial change to Canada’s support service systems is long overdue.
The federal government has announced A$850 million for 10,000 additional home-care packages, as part of $1 billion for aged care. Here’s why that’s not nearly enough.
While nursing homes have accounted for more than half of COVID-19 deaths in some states, they’ve barely been a factor in others. Three experts explain why.
Research out today is a timely reminder of the importance and potential of hospital in the home. This is what the model looks like – and why it’s role may become even more valuable post-coronavirus.
COVID-19 has left children with disabilities and their families lacking services, at risk for physical and mental health issues, and fearful of discriminatory choices for treating critical illness.