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My Health Record Opt-out Hard For People With Disability

19th November 2018
The opt-out period for My Health Record is being extended until the end of January, but disability advocates say more resources are needed to help peo...

NDIA pilot to improve participant plans

19th November 2018
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has announced a pilot to help participants access and use appropriate supports through the National Di...

Disability Advocates Call For NDIS Funding Certainty

19th November 2018
Disability groups are demanding assurances that National Disability Insurance Scheme funding is secure and fully covered into the future, after it eme...

Disability Groups Cautious Over NDIS Independent Assessment Pilot

19th November 2018
Disability advocates say they will be closely watching an independent assessments trial to ensure it achieves its stated aims of fairer access and pla...

NDIS provider market booms but confidence weakens

15th November 2018
The number of NDIS providers has more than tripled in two years with 16,755 providers currently registered across Australia, the NDIS annual report sh...

Noticeboard: $5 million on offer for carer support programs

15th November 2018
Community and not-for-profit organisations can apply for almost $5 million worth of federal grants to set up local services aimed at boosting the phys...

Harness technology to drive innovation, forum hears

15th November 2018
Implementing effective technology, communication and design strategies will drive the future of aged care, a panel of industry experts told a forum in...

Home Care Package Design Seminar - Managing Unspent Funds

15th November 2018, Event
With the planned removal of an administration fee in Home Care Packages from May 2019 it is now more than ever imperative for Providers to review thei...

ASPAH 2018 CONFERENCE

14th November 2018, Event
The 10th ASPAH Conference will be held in Sydney from December 1st-2nd this year. This conference will feature presentations on the latest research in...

AHPRA’s 2017/18 annual report is released

14th November 2018
The Annual Report for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency(AHPRA) and the National Boards for the year to 30 June 2018 is now availabl...

New requirements for home care information for the service finder

12th November 2018
The department has updated the guidance materials with new requirements for approved providers of home care when entering information into the My Aged...

Webinar: updates on My Aged Care operations and Aged Care Quality Standards – recording now available

12th November 2018
Topic: This webinar provided an update on the operations of My Aged Care and the Aged Care Quality Standards. It focused on key areas of interest for ...

Ministerial launch of OPAN’s training videos and framework – 15 November

12th November 2018
The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) has developed online training videos for aged care workers. The short videos aim to help aged care staff und...

Residents more likely to have a physical disability than psychosocial condition

12th November 2018
Most aged care residents are aged 85 or over and 97 per cent of all residents have a disability, according to anAustralian Bureau of Statistics report...

Call out for aged care innovation case studies

12th November 2018
Aged care providers that have successfullytranslated new ageing-related and customer-focusedconcepts into servicesorimplementednew business models are...

Want to improve care in nursing homes? Mandate minimum staffing levels

7th November 2018
TheRoyal Commission into aged carehas begun its 18-month investigation into the quality and safety of Australias residential aged-care system. Toppin...

What is ‘quality’ in aged care? Here’s what studies (and our readers) say

7th November 2018
A challenge facing the recently announcedRoyal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safetywill be to define quality. Everyone has their own idea of ...

Missed the Accessible Housing National Consultation Forums?

6th November 2018
A video recording of the Forum is now available. To support the Australian Building Codes Boards (ABCB) National Consultation Forums on Accessible Ho...

Report Uncovers Shocking Abuse and Neglect of Adults With Disability

6th November 2018
Widespread abuse and neglect of adults with disability has been uncovered by the New South Wales ombudsman, with appalled disability advocates now cal...

Indian Electoral Commission Pledges to Make Voting Disability Friendly

6th November 2018
A campaign launched by the Indian electoral commission, encouraging people with disability to participate in elections, has been touted a winner by a ...

Google Awards Millions to Groups Harnessing Technology For Change

6th November 2018
Australias top not for profits and social enterprises are celebrating after winning millions of dollars in prize money for their use of technology to ...

NDIS illusion of 'Choice and Control' - failing people with complex and challenging support needs

5th November 2018
The difficulties for people with complex and challenging support needs to obtain adequate supports under the NDIS is identified inthe report by Collee...

NDIS pressures aired at PDCN AGM

1st November 2018
Evidence from a NSW Legislative Council Inquiry has found that disability reforms associated with the NDIS is resulting in greater strain on community...

Changes to accessibility housing standards still unresolved

1st November 2018
Further evidence is needed to justify any regulatory changes to the National Construction Code when it comes to accessible housing. Speaking at the Au...
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