Feros set to deliver extended care to Victorian seniors

January 7, 2015 | Aged Care Management

Victorian seniors are set to see a substantial boost in care shortly thanks to a funding increase granted to Feros Care, a not-for-profit organisation that’s been delivering care and support to elderly Australians since 1990.

The organisation, which focuses on helping Australians to live independently through a range of flexible and innovate care solutions, was awarded a significant number of home care packages.

This will enable the organisation to assist Victorian seniors throughout 2015.

Delivering senior care

The Aged Care Approvals Rounds (ACAR) is a highly competitive process, and 2014 saw the largest number of applications. Providers requested a massive 108,281 funded places, of which only 6,653 were able to be awarded.

Feros ranked in the top 10 providers across Australia to receive one of the largest allocations in this latest funding round – something that will be of great help to the organisation.

“Last year, Feros Care received the largest allocation of funding for home care packages nationally. This year, we’ve been entrusted with a further $3.4 million to deliver home care services to seniors throughout Victoria,” said Feros Care CEO Ms Jennene Buckley.

“The Home Care Packages are delivered on a Consumer Directed Care (CDC) basis that puts seniors in the driver’s seat when deciding what types of care and services they want to access.”

Feros say that teams within the organisation are anticipating bringing further numbers of seniors the flexible and affordable care they need.

Of course, the organisation is also focusing on 2015 – a year which will no doubt bring further changes to a developing aged care sector.

Moving forward

Feros say that the influence of the organisation is growing across the Australian aged care landscape, with a goal of delivering responsive models of care with no boundaries.

“This latest funding allocation is testament to the federal government’s confidence in Feros Care’s ability to provide high quality services that ensure seniors have every opportunity to remain living healthy, independent lives, connected to the family friends and the community for as long as possible,” Ms Buckley stated.

Aged care (regardless of Australian state) will no doubt continue to transform throughout 2015, and it’s going to be vital that providers are ready to address changing care requirements.

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