Some home care providers are about to reap the unpleasant consequences of poor management, poor insight and poor delivery of essential services to their client consumers, writes David Powis, Managing Director of e-Tools Software.
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The expansion of Australia’s ageing population has led to the perception that the aged care sector is a growth bonanza. Consequently, the number of organisations seeking approved provider status has expanded rapidly, bringing with it new challenges.
eNDIS was a finalist in the SA Health Awards 2018 for Excellence in Non-Clinical Services. Our project team worked closely with Country Health SA to achieve an integrated system to deliver the NDIS and streamline the workflow system for their staff. It was a delight working with the Country Health SA team and we're pleased to deliver an outcome that meets their needs.
Ready for the New Quality Standards and A Consumer-Driven Market? Residential aged care providers are prepping for major industry developments and changes, including the transition to the Aged Care Quality Standards from 2019 and the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
The new quality standards, set to to empower consumers to drive quality, will see a shift towards a more market-focused and competitive environment. The Royal Commission include terms of reference that inquire into matters of how to ensure services are person-centred; and how best to deliver services in a sustainable way, including increased use of technology.
Such significant developments usually require a review of the systems you have in place; whether or not they will hold up to the changes confronting you and help you remain compliant. Early preparation and staff support are vital in this process.
We're working on a Plan Manager module as an add-on to the eNDIS application. Providers who offer plan management for NDIS participants will find this feature extremely useful. The anticipated release is the end of 2018.
The recent changes and reforms in the community care landscape have seen a shift in accessible options and opportunities, prompting a surge in new home care providers in the marketplace. Many current CHSP and disability providers are driven by the demand from existing clients as their care needs change, and seek opportunities to offer a continuum of care to their clients.
As a provider, you need your finger on the pulse at all times to meet the demands of a consumer centred marketplace and the requirements of the Department. It’s important to understand that each sector comes with its own set of legislative and compliance requirements which constantly evolve.
On Friday 2 March 2018, the Federal Court ruled that charging residents an asset replacement contribution or asset refurbishment fee is inconsistent with the legislation.
As an aged care provider, you have to constantly be aware of any changes to regulatory requirements. e-Tools has a compliant solution to help you stay on top of some of these requirements. Our NeRA software application generates residential aged care agreements as required by the Aged Care Act, and has an "Additional Services" feature to enable effective compliance management.