The department analysed current funding and population data and determined that funding for the following service types should be prioritised:
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.
|Posted in: CHSP||
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:
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 email@example.com for assistance.
|Posted in: Aged Care||
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.
|Posted in: NDIA NDIS||
|Posted in: Budget 2018||
MOD.A was invited to take part in the AT Design Hub workshop in Geelong on 7 and 8 March 2018 and our Board Director Janeen Lynch attended. The workshop focused on a proposed new process for assessing NDIS participants for their AT needs and for home modifications. A report from the workshop was drawn up by the NDIA and circulated to those present, including MOD.A, prior to Easter.
Whilst MOD.A welcomes a new approach to delivering home modifications to NDIS participants we continue to have significant concerns about NDIA's proposed new approach, and have put together a submission which outlines those concerns and makes recommendations to strengthen it. The submission represents a great deal of work done by MOD.A Board Directors and MOD.A members, as well as other stakeholders, and draws on the data gathered from the survey of MOD.A members about their experiences to date operating under the NDIS. It has been delivered to the NDIA with an invitation for further dialogue.
You can view our submission on the Submissions page of this website.
|Posted in: NDIA MOD.A News||
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