The impact of the home care reforms on the older person, the aged care workforce and the wider Health System

Mikaela Jorgensen, Rebecca Haddock

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Abstract

The Australian aged care system is in the midst of an overhaul. A ten-year reform plan released in 2012 aims to create a sustainable, consumer-driven and market-based aged care system. Many of the policy changes have focused on packaged home care services, which provide support for older people who are eligible for residential aged care to remain in their own homes. This Health Policy Issues Brief from the Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research synthesises government and non-government policy and research documents that have examined the impact of recent home care reforms on older people and their carers, the aged care workforce and providers and the wider health system. Recommendations are made to fill identified gaps in the development and evaluation of the home care reforms.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAustralian Healthcare & Hospitals Association
Number of pages45
Volume27
Publication statusPublished - 9 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameDeeble Institute issues brief
PublisherAustralian Healthcare and Hospital Association
No.27

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Jorgensen, M., & Haddock, R. (2018). The impact of the home care reforms on the older person, the aged care workforce and the wider Health System. (Deeble Institute issues brief; No. 27). Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association.