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In Home Aged Care: what is consumer directed care?

Posted by Len Schoof on 21 March 2014
When the government unveiled its Living Longer Living Better aged care reform package on 20 April 2012 it included a significant change to aged home care funding. This would result in aged care following the disability sector by introducing a consumer directed care model that would provide our se...
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Aged Care Workforce: A growing crisis

Posted by Len Schoof on 28 February 2014
Fact 1: “The number of Australians 65 and over is projected to double, from 3.2 million people, (14 percent of the population) in 2012 to 6.8 million (20 percent) by 2040”1 “The number of Australians aged 85 years and over is projected to almost triple by 2040, from 4...
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Aged Care at Home: The role of ACAT

Posted by Len Schoof on 21 February 2014
People that are exploring in home care options for an aged or senior family member are often unclear as to the role of the ACAT. So let’s have brief look at this and share some links to further information. ACAT is an acronym for Aged Care Assessment Team. It’s a government bod...
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Retire at 70? Government must make tough choices!

Posted by Len Schoof on 25 November 2013
Governments in the 21st Century need to make tough choices to deal with growing deficits. Today a report released by Grattan Institute suggested that a raft of reforms around superannuation and aged pension would have the single most beneficial impact on budget deficits. Broadly, the plan ...
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Caring for the Carer - Part 1

Posted by Len Schoof on 15 November 2013
I’ve been fortunate to come back recently from an overseas trip. Several times over, during that trip, I had to listen to the usual pre-flight safety briefing. I’m sure many of you know what I’m talking about. Anyway, it was the warning to “first put on your own oxygen ...
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