Residential and community aged care in Australia /Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Senate 2009Description: xiv, 153 p.: ill. + appendicesISBN: 1742290817; 9781742290812Subject(s): Older People Care | Residential Care Government Policy | Community Care Government Policy | Home And Community Care Program (australia) | Quality Of Life | Aged | Service Provision | Home Based Care | Community Services | Australia. Parliament. Senate. Standing Committee On Finance AndPublic AdministrationDDC classification: 362.610994 PAR(Sen) Online Resources: DOWNLOAD PDF
On 14 October 2008, the Senate referred to the Finance and Public Administration Committee for inquiry into the funding, planning, allocation, capital and equity of residential and community aged care in Australia with particular reference to whether current funding levels are sufficient to meet the expected quality service provision outcomes; how appropriate the current indexation formula is in recognising the actual cost of pricing aged care services to meet the expected level and quality of such services. Also included are measures that can be taken to address regional variations in the cost of service delivery and the construction of aged care facilities and whether there is an inequality in user payments between different groups of aged care consumers and, if so, how the inequity can be addressed; whether the current planning ratio between community, high- and low-care places is appropriate; and the impact of current and future residential places allocation and funding on the number and provision of community care places.
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