Aged Care

Access to quality aged care when required should be available to everyone who needs it at an affordable price. People should be able to access adequate care within their own homes, with nursing home care being a last resort for those with high care, complex needs. 

Mandatory staff to resident ratios should be used in aged care facilities to ensure quality of care and lifestyle of residents are achieved and maintained. These ratios must be based on the care needs and clinical acuity of residents.

The accreditation process must be overhauled to ensure that aged care providers provide a level of care that meets the needs of residents, based on an objective assessment of the care outcomes experienced by residents.

CPSA is fundamentally opposed to forcing people who have no other significant assets to sell or reverse mortgage their home to pay for residential or community aged care.

Read CPSA's full aged care policy here


The Pension Loans Scheme and aged care fees

Did you know that if you use the Australian Government's Pension Loans Scheme to supplement your retirement income your aged care may cost more?

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Aged care: It’s time for a royal commission

It's time for a royal commission when nursing homes think reporting serious incidents of assaults, cruelty and neglect is too much effort. 

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Spot the difference: Retirement village or nursing home?

The lines between retirement villages and nursing homes are blurring as retirement village operators are seizing the opportunity to become home care providers.

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Government takes a jab at aged care, mandates flu vaccines

The Federal Government has mandated all aged care providers to offer workers the flu vaccine. It is not mandatory, however, for staff to accept the offer of the vaccine.

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Aged care puts profits before people

Australia's largest for-profit aged care providers are receiving billions in public money and are paying minimal tax, but cry poor at any mention of mandating staff-to-resident ratios. Something doesn't add up.

Read more: Aged care puts profits before people

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