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Message from the CEO

It has now been six months since I commenced with Community Options Australia, and it is time to reflect and provide a report card. I have met with almost all stakeholders in our network. It has been extremely valuable, including getting a sense of the mood from the sector with the number of changes and…
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Jasmine Glennan joins COA as Senior Manager – Service Delivery

Jasmine comes to us having been in senior management roles within primary and community health care, aged care and most recently as the Acting Director, Integration and Enablers, Integrated and Community Health Health for Western Sydney Local Health District. Jasmine’s experience in developing and evaluating programs within primary care, coordinating needs assessments, service development, people…
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Community Options Australia – ComPacks Case Managers Workshop

On Wednesday 18 September 2019 COA will host a workshop for Compacks Case Managers from within its network of service providers. This follows on from a successful event held earlier in the year and continues the commitment from COA for provision of ongoing education and networking opportunities. Places are limited and filling fast. Registration is…
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Provider Survey – Future Design of CHSP

The Department of Health has invited Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers to provide information regarding aspects of their current and planned service delivery. This information will be used to inform the design and development of the CHSP over the 2020 – 2022 extension period and beyond. A link to the survey will be sent…
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Understand how community support services can complement NDIS services

National Disability Insurance Agency – learn about how other supports together with your NDIS plan can help you reach your goals. Watch Video #community #information #preparing #video
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Innovation

Collaborative pathway to innovation

In Australia, a range of options exist to meet the different care needs of each individual however, the preference for an increasing number of older Australians is to remain in their own homes. With ongoing reforms in quality and safety of care delivery, higher levels of compliance and governance, a focus on consumer driven service…
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Research and evidence in community care.

The community care sector is often seen as being research poor in terms of evidence that informs policy or indeed, funding. It has not, however, prevented the introduction of what many see as top-down regulatory responses that impose high costs into the sector. The future for community care, particularly in aged care, will need to…
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Aged Care Quality Standards and Charter of Aged Care Rights

1 July 2019 marked the commencement of the new Aged Care Quality Standards which complement the single Charter of Aged Care Rights. These reforms promised with the establishment of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission in November 2018 placed Senior Australians at its heart and aimed to enhance Senior Australians quality of life, safety,…
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Workforce-Implications

Workforce implications for community care from the disability sector

Nearly half a million Australians are covered by the NDIS scheme which is designed to offer people with permanent and significant disabilities a choice, to the care and support they need. The Jan 2019 Productivity Commission Study Report of the National Disability Agreement (NDA) provided some insights to the disconnection between it and the National…
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