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Aged care policy blueprint 2020 /

by Catholic Health Australia.

Publisher: Deakin, A.C.T. Catholic Health Australia 2008Description: PDF.Summary: The last major reform of residential aged care policy occurred in 1997. The benefit of those reforms has now been exhausted. The first major reforms of aged care policy occurred under the Hawke Keating Government. CHA considers that it is time for the next major reforms to be implemented and that it would be appropriate for these to occur under a Rudd Government. ; This policy blueprint is the outcome of a consultation with members of Catholic Health Australia (CHA). One in nine residential aged care beds in Australia is provided through services operated by different bodies of the Catholic Church. CHA, as the peak body for these residential and home care services, speaks on behalf of the largest grouping of aged care services in the Australia. ; CHA adopted in July of 2008 a new vision for aged care which it seeks to see achieved by 2020. This vision is of equity of access to aged care services for all Australians, with a preference for those living in socioeconomic disadvantage.Availability: No items available

Australians deserve to age well : preparing for our future now : blueprint for aged care reform /

by National Aged Care Alliance.

Publisher: Kingston, A.C.T. National Aged Care Alliance 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2012Summary: The National Aged Care Alliance (the Alliance) has developed this Blueprint for delivering positive aged care reform. It follows on from the Alliance's Vision Leading the Way - Our Vision for Support and Care of Older Australians. The Vision was developed in 2009 and paints a broad picture of what needs to happen, across a number of policy areas, for people to be supported to age well.Availability: (1)

Commonwealth HACC Program Manual /

by Australia. Department of Health and Ageing.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Health and Ageing 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This Program Manual sets out the operational requirements of the Commonwealth HACC Program from 1 July 2012. It is intended for all Commonwealth HACC service providers, although other interested groups may find it useful. The manual outlines requirements regarding: the delivery of Commonwealth HACC services, including the aims of the Commonwealth HACC Program, target groups and service types (Part 1); and the administration of the Commonwealth HACC Program (Part 2), including payment of grants, financial reporting, insurance and so on.Availability: (1)

Election 2007 : the health workforce. /

by Ruissell, Lesley.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Review of Public Affairs 2007Description: HTML.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:45:08 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Health Issues Centre : a non-government health policy and research centre. /

by Health Issues Centre.

Publisher: 05/11/2004 13:18:25 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 05/25/2004 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: Health Issues Centre (HIC) is a non-government health policy analysis group which researches consumer perspectives on health. The centre aims to help create a more equitable health care system which is more responsive to the community, particularly to those who are disadvantagedAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Living longer. living better /

by Australia. Department of Health and Ageing.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2012Summary: The 'Living Longer. Living Better.' aged care reform package provides Availability: (1)

Living Longer. Living Better. Aged Care Reform Package, April 2012 /

by Australia. Department of Health and Ageing.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Health and Ageing 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2012Summary: Older Australians deserve greater choice and control over their care arrangements, more than the aged care system is currently able to give them. We need new and more equitable ways of meeting the ever increasing costs of aged care and ensuring that the most vulnerable in our society are fully protected. And the aged care sector needs to work more closely with the wider health system to tackle key health challenges in particular, the dementia epidemic, and support for end-of-life care. The Aged Care Reform package will modernise Australia‟s aged care system. It will deliver immediate benefits to older Australians and the broader community, while laying the foundations for longer term reform. It will strike the right balance between essential and much-needed changes and ensure the pace of change does not compromise the capacity of the current system to continue to deliver care at a time of transition.Availability: (1)

Modelling the impact of modifying lifestyle risk factors on dementia prevalence over the next 45 years /

by Brown, Laurie | Nepal, Binod | Ranmuthugala, Geetha.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. NATSEM 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Presented as part of National Dementia Research Forum 2009Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Report for the Department of Health and Ageing in relation to services for consumer engagement in the aged care reform process /

by Alzheimer's Australia.

Publisher: Alzheimer's Australia 2011Description: 194 p.Other title: Consumer engagement in the aged care reform process.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2011Summary: The priority for people with dementia and their families is a focus on the basics of improving care services, hence it is important in undertaking reform that the possible establishment of new organisational and program structures does not distract from the extent to which the current arrangements are failing older people every day. The consultations were a reminder that the quality of life of people with dementia is impacted by issues in the health system. Again in these consultations a key concern was delays in diagnosis and failure to refer to support services. A number of consumers also had poor experiences with the acute care sector. Consumers were also concerned about the future and the need for investment in research. For the person with dementia the journey needs to start with a timely diagnosis, referral to support services, properly resourced assessment services and a link worker (not a call centre) to provide guidance when needed. For the family carer access to dementia education, support in managing BPSD and flexible respite is key. If the basics are covered in the reform process, there may be some chance of the stories told by people living with dementia being more positive in the future.Availability: (1)

Should we expand the use of pay-for-performance in health care? /

by Boxall, Anne-marie.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Parliamentary Research Service, Department of the Parliamentary Library 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Parliamentary Library. Research paper ; 23 November, no. 12,.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes biographical references.Summary: Governments play a vital role in driving quality improvements in health care. They use various means, but publicly reporting performance data and linking performance and financial incentives' pay-for-performance (P4P) are two common ones. This paper examines the evidence on the impact of P4P schemes in health care. While the evidence is limited and yields mixed results, some experts argue that this should not spell the end for P4P. Instead, they suggest that policy-makers proceed with caution and use the existing evidence to highlight the challenges commonly associated with the use of P4P in health care. Some of the most important challenges are designing a system with substantial rewards and targets that are reasonably difficult to achieve; minimal unintended consequences and incentives to 'game' the system, and; incentives for both the best and worst performers to improve the quality of health care. This paper also outlines recommendations made by Professor Ian Scott on the necessary design features for successful P4P schemes in the Australian context.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The Australian Preventive health agenda : what will this mean for workforce development? /

by Lilley, Kathleen C | Stewart, Donald E.

Publisher: London, U.K. BioMed Central 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Threats to universal health care . /

by Duckett, Stephen.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Whitlam Institute. The University of Western Sydney 2004Description: HTML.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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