Aged Care Quality Standards Now Law

Posted on 11 December 2018

The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, has announced the passage of the Aged Care (Single Quality Framework) Reform Bill 2018.

The new Standards will take effect from 1 July 2019 and will apply to all aged care services including residential care, home care, flexible care and services under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.

The new Standards focus on quality outcomes for consumers rather than provider processes. This will make it easier for consumers, their families, carers and representatives to understand what they can expect from a service.

The new Standards will also make regulation simpler for providers working across multiple aged care services, and encourage innovation, excellence and continuous improvement.

A copy of the new Standards is available on the department's website.

Transition to the new Standards began in July 2018. The Australian Aged Care Quality Agency has developed resources and will continue to conduct activities to assist consumers and providers to understand the new arrangements. More information about these activities is available on the Quality Agency's website.

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MOD.A AGM 2018

Posted on 20 November 2018

MOD.A is pleased to advise that our Annual General Meeting 2018 will be held at 12pm AEDT in the offices of Hunter Home Modifications, 6 Pennant Street Cardiff NSW 2285 on Wednesday 12 December 2018. Materials for this meeting were distributed on Tuesday 20 November 2018. Any Full Member that did not receive notification of the AGM or support materials should contact the MOD.A office immediately on 0416 860 950 or email homemodsau@gmail.com.au

Any member wishing to attend the AGM in person should advise by email no later than COB Friday 7 December 2018. Those unable to attend but who wish to vote by proxy must return their Proxy Form no later than 12pm AEDT Monday 10 December 2018. Members may listen to proceedings and participate in post-AGM discussion via teleconference. Details to be provided closer to the event.
 

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CHSP Growth Funding Announced

Posted by RD on 18 October 2018
On 2 October 2018, the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP announced that $50 million per year in Growth Funding would be offered over two years from 2018-19 a select number of existing CHSP service providers from 2018-19 with a strong record of delivery.

The department analysed current funding and population data and determined that funding for the following service types should be prioritised:

  • home maintenance
  • home modifications
  • meals
  • domestic assistance
  • transport services.

The department will contact the selected CHSP providers over the coming weeks to offer additional funding in 2018-19. The official announcement can be viewed on the Department's website here.

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Single Charter of Aged Care Rights - Public Consultation

Posted by RD on 6 September 2018

The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP, Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, has announced the opening of public consultation on the draft Charter of Aged Care Rights (the Charter).

The single Charter is a component of the Single Aged Care Quality Framework and will replace the existing four charters relating to aged care recipients rights and responsibilities. It will apply to people once they commence receiving Commonwealth-subsidised aged care, including residential care, home care, flexible care, and services provided under the Commonwealth Home Support Program and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program.

The Department wants to hear from as many individuals and organisations with an interest in aged care rights as possible, including:

  • consumers, their families and carers
  • advocacy groups
  • consumer peak organisations
  • key sector groups
  • aged care organisations
  • staff of aged care organisations, health and disability service providers

For more information, and to submit your comments, please visit the Consultation Hub.

The consultation closes on Wednesday, 10 October 2018. Late submissions will not be accepted.

If you are having difficulty completing an online submission, please contact qualityagedcare@health.gov.au for assistance.
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Results of MOD.A NDIS member survey

Posted on 27 June 2018

In early March 2018, MOD.A received 37 responses (37% response rate) to a survey of randomly selected members regarding their status and experiences as service providers in the NDIS environment. The MOD.A survey found that the home modification industry is comprised mostly of small businesses in a fragile state of transition into the NDIS environment, who are expressing high levels of dissatisfaction with NDIA processes and pricing around the provision of complex home modification supports. For more detail on the results and findings of this survey view the final Report here.

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