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Our aged care priorities

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With just over a week until polling day, we’ve once again called on all federal election candidates to commit to repairing and boosting Australia’s aged care system, and to safeguarding the health and safety of vulnerable older Australians. It’s time to:

  • Triple the number of level 3 and 4 Home Care Packages
  • Require all aged care providers to publish staff-to-resident ratios
  • Ensure all aged care staff have completed appropriate certificates including training in dementia care.

The Royal Commission heard evidence last year that more than 16,000 people died waiting for a package.

The current situation isn’t just challenging, it’s wholly unacceptable. Older Australians are being denied their clear, and legitimate preference – to age in their own homes. Its impacting on their health and it’s driving them into residential care.

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Source:
Unknown Author, 2019, National Seniors (https://nationalseniors.com.au/)

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