Topic: Progressing Future Home Care Reforms in 2020-21: A Continuing Conversation

Day: Thursday 15 October 2020

Time: 10:30am – 11:00am AEDT

Abstract:

At the 2018 and 2019 National Congresses, LASA convened a breakfast session for delegates attending to the future home care reforms. Another twelve months have passed and home care providers have seen:

  • The impacts of COVID-19 on in-home care service operations
  • The outplaying of a Royal Commission into Aged Care with the publishing of draft propositions to inform future reforms,
  • A forward allocation of 16,000 additional packages in response to the 100,000 people waiting on the home care package queue,
  • The extension of the Commonwealth Home Support Program until 2022,
  • Home care price publishing on My Aged Care, and
  • The postponement of forthcoming changes to home care package payment administration.

 This session will extend on the work of last year’s Future Home Care Reforms Breakfast session, providing LASA Members with an important opportunity to consider LASA’s ongoing advocacy approach in contributing to home care reforms.

Biography:

Troy is a clinical psychologist, having worked across private and public mental health and aged care during the last 20 years as manager, clinician, and educator. He has been actively involved in home care operations and dementia care with experience in service planning, program development and implementation, policy, quality review, education and training and service evaluation.

As Leading Age Services Australia’s Senior Policy Advisor, he plays a key role in the developing and advocacy of age services policy and representing Member interests in engaging with the Australian Government and other relevant stakeholder groups.