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Triple Home Care Packages and fix aged care: National Seniors election call

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National Seniors Australia is calling on all federal election candidates to commit to repairing and boosting Australia’s aged care system and safeguard the health and safety of vulnerable older Australians.

The leading advocacy group is urging all candidates to fix aged care by tripling the number of level 3 and 4 Home Care Packages, requiring all aged care providers to publish staff-to-resident ratios, and ensure all aged care staff have completed appropriate certificates including training in dementia care.

Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said aged care deficiencies were top of mind of Australians following the Royal Commission into Aged Care, and that it was incumbent on our parliamentarians to take the lead.

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

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