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Survey highlights impacts of COVID on providers

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Providers have shouldered increased costs for personal protective equipment, cleaning, and COVID-19 coordination during the pandemic, a survey by a provider peak body shows.

Leading Age Services Australia this week released the results of its national Aged Care COVID-19 Survey, which was conducted at the end of April. It surveyed 74 residential aged care providers who provide care and accommodation for more than 12,000 residents.

The results, which were presented in a webinar on Tuesday afternoon, showed 74 per cent of providers said increased PPE costs influenced their financial performance a great deal or a lot. This was followed by increased cleaning costs (63 per cent) and COVID-19 coordination (54 per cent).

To read the full article, please visit the Australian Ageing Agenda website.



Source:
Sandy Cheu, 2020, australian ageing agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au)

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