Challenges and Solutions

Challenges and Solutions

The ‘Home Care Today’ project ran from 2013 to June 2017. COTA Australia continues to provide access to Home Care Today resources which were current at June 2017. However they are no longer monitored or updated, and information may not be current.

Wellness and Enablement

The resources on this page will help Home Care Package providers understand and support a wellness and enablement approach in service provision.  An emphasis on active ageing, including wellness and enablement is at the centre of the current Australian Government Aged Care Reforms.

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Remote Communities

The following resources and links are available to support providers of Home Care Packages for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders, especially those in remote communities. It is also a venue for services to share resources they have developed with other similar services.

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Workforce & Training

There are significant challenges across the aged and home care sector workforce where existing recruitment and retention issues are highlighted by an expected increase in demand for services as Australians age. In this section you will find links to relevant websites and conferences, information, video resources and CDC training material related to the Workforce.

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Home Care Today has developed the resource Changes to Home Care Packages: Implications for Governance to assist boards of small to medium sized Home Care Package providers to plan for the changes that took place in February 2017.  The aim of the resource is to identify key issues and risks so that boards can take a systematic and strategic approach to future planning. A short Governance Overview video is available to watch on this page, including the full individual interviews with the key stakeholders which contain a richness of information and insights.

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Information from Home Care Today is to provide some general practical advice for home care providers and is not intended as legal or financial advice. It should not be the only source of information for providers of home care. It is encouraged that anyone who has questions about providing home care to get the relevant professional advice to discuss their organisation’s particular situation.

Home Care Today makes this information available on an as is basis. Home Care Today makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to the contents of the information. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Home Care Today disclaims any such representations or warranties as to the completeness, accuracy, merchantability or fitness for purpose of the information.