HACC

Inner Sydney Voice – Support for Aged and Disability Services
Ageing / Celebrating 40 years / Community Sector / Disability Services / HACC / Spring 2016

Inner Sydney Voice – Support for Aged and Disability Services

Inner Sydney Voice continues to play a role with the Aged and Disability sectors through the Sector Support & Development Project in Eastern Sydney which supports the Commonwealth Home Support Programme and the Community Care Supports Program.

What is ACAT?
Ageing / Autumn 2016 / HACC / Health

What is ACAT?

You may have heard talk about the ACAT (the Aged Care Assessment Team) and wondered just what it is that they do and how they can help you. The following guide to the ACAT process for the older person and their family has been prepared by Enis Jusufspahic.

What is My Aged Care
Ageing / Autumn 2016 / HACC / Health

What is My Aged Care

My Aged Care is now the one-stop-shop for aged care services and information in Australia. Enis Jusufspahic explains the service.

Home but not Alone – HACC – Spring 1994
Autumn 2016 / From the Vault / HACC

Home but not Alone – HACC – Spring 1994

Twenty-one years to implement HACC Inquiry recommendation. In 1994, Inner Voice reported on the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Community Affairs inquired into the Home and Community Care (HACC) Program recommending amongst other things, “Regional Community Assessment Agency to be independent of service providers and governments” which is “to […]

Medication Management in the Community
Ageing / HACC / Health / Winter 2015

Medication Management in the Community

Medicines play a major role in preventing and treating illnesses – but only if they are used wisely and safely. Brigitte Cusack draws on her experience in the area to explain some of the pr oblems and how they can be addressed.

The case for case management in the community
Ageing / Disability Services / HACC / Summer 2014-15

The case for case management in the community

With major reforms to community aged care due to commence on 1 July 2015, Eastern Sydney HACC DO Enis Jusufspahic outlines the risks to clients of the removal of case management from the basic care level program.

Not so Aboriginal Home Care?
Ageing / Disability Services / HACC / Health / Summer 2014-15

Not so Aboriginal Home Care?

The proposed sale of Aboriginal Home Care has raised concerns within the Aboriginal community such as those below from an Aboriginal community worker who wishes to remain anonymous.

Universal Design: Creating inclusion for everyone
Ageing / Disability Services / HACC / Housing / Spring 2014

Universal Design: Creating inclusion for everyone

Designing products and environments for the whole community seems a simple idea but there has been a slow uptake in creating this inclusion in Australia. Jane Bringolf explains the principles of universal design and explores some myths preventing its wider acceptance in housing and public spaces.

Understanding Aged Care Assessments
Ageing / HACC / Winter 2014

Understanding Aged Care Assessments

An Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) assesses a person’s ability to live independently in the community and makes recommendations but as Enis Jusufspahic points out it cannot force you out of your home into care.

Alzheimer’s Australia at Waterloo Summer on the Green: Funding mechanisms for community outreach and community education are still to be determined.
Ageing / Autumn 2014 / Community Sector / Disability Services / HACC

Ageing & Disability: Challenges in moving from Block funding to Unit funding

Community based aged care and disability services are moving to an individualised funding package model. We explore what this means for service providers who are accustomed to receiving a block funding grants.